Global Cultural Districts Network
The Global Cultural Districts Network (GCDN) is a federation of global centers of arts and culture that fosters co-operation and knowledge-sharing among those responsible for conceiving, funding, building, and operating cultural districts. It is an initiative of the New Cities Foundation, Dallas Arts District, and AEA Consulting. In June of 2014, The Network will meet as part of the third annual New Cities Summit, taking place in the Dallas Arts District.
At the Summit, the GCDN is hosting the following sessions:
Cultural District Workshops: June 19
The following workshops will take place at the Dallas Museum of Art on June 19th.
June 19, 9:30am – 10:45am:
Whose voices should be at the table and what shape the table should be is a
critical issue in the successful planning and management of cultural districts. This discussion goes to the heart of that issue and explores the respective roles of the community and its political representatives, commercial developers, artists and cultural institutions, business and other stakeholders. It will also explore the range of business models that sustain cultural districts and create the resources to animate and champion the public domain and ensure the sum is greater than the parts.
Russell Willis Taylor, President and CEO, National Arts Strategies
Theresa Cameron, Manager of Local Arts Agency Services at Americans for the Arts (AFTA)
Katie Dixon, Director of Special Projects at BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music)
Mark Davy, Founder, Future City
June 19, 11:15am-12:30pm:
South by Southwest (SXSW) began in 1987. Today it is a series of high profile film, interactive media, and music festivals and conferences that lasts for ten days in March, with a visitorship of nearly 155,000 and an economic impact of some $US 200MM per annum on the local economy. This workshop examines the roots of its success and its wider impact – positive and negative – on the cultural and social ecology of this extraordinary city. The festival will provide the basis for a wider conversation about festivals and others programming strategies in the animation of cities and cultural districts.
Carroll Joynes, Co-Founder, Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago
James Taylor, Red River Cultural District
Brad Spies, Brand Development and Special Projects,SXSW, Inc.; Board Chair, Austin Music Commission