Working from the Americans for the Arts 10 Reasons to Invest in The Arts 2022, the Creative Washtenaw Votes program includes local artists and creative workers sharing stories that demonstrate how the arts + creative industries unify communities, improve well-being, drive tourism, spark creativity and improve mental health and wellness. Nina Ozlu Tunceli, Executive Director of Americans for the Arts Action Fund will be on hand to offer a national view of the creative industries.
The interconnection of the arts + creative industries to all community and economic sectors is real. Data, concrete community impact examples and personal, life-changing stories and experiences tell the true story.
Candidates and elected officials' leadership plus strategic public policy and investment can universally put the arts + creative industries on the public agenda.
Let's work together to make every community in Washtenaw County and Michigan a great place for ALL to create, live, work, learn, play and visit!
Elected officials, public administrators and candidates mix and mingle over a cup of coffee with artists + creative workers.
Led by Washtenaw County artists and creative workers telling their stories, this interactive session will inform candidates, elected officials and administrators how setting public policy and investing in the arts + creative industries positively impacts your community in multiple ways.