Community cultural planning expert to visit Juneau

Posted: Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dr. Craig Dreeszen, a national consultant on creative economic development and the role of arts and culture in communities and states, will visit Juneau Friday and Saturday to share his expertise with local business leaders. The Hangar on the Wharf will host a Friday afternoon invite-only luncheon for local business leaders and policymakers. In addition, the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will work with Dr. Dreeszen as the Board of Trustees reviews and revises their strategic plan for the coming years. This opportunity was made possible through the recently awarded Rasmuson Effective Organization grant, with additional support from the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Dreeszen is the author of several books including “Fundamentals of Arts Management,” “Cultural Planning: A handbook for community leaders,” “Intersections: Community Arts and Education Collaborations,” and “The Artist in Business.” He is currently working on a new book, “Building Creative Economies.” He directs the Arts Extension Service at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is part of a team of experts on the National Endowment for the Arts resource page “Lesson Learned,” a planning resource for community leaders.

For more information, visit or contact Nancy DeCherney at 586-2787.

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