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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Creative Economy and Placemaking

ARTS-EXT 508

What is all the buzz about the Creative Economy? Can it do anything for my community? The arts are increasingly recognized as a valued community resource with the potential to stimulate economic growth and build social capital. It is important to understand the possibilities as well as the pitfalls. This class will demystify the term, uncover why the creative economy is a major force in stimulating communities across the country, and explore how each community is unique. You will examine the key community assets in your case study; determine its creative and culture strengths and potential; discuss the important role in establishing and building lasting partnerships with artists, business leaders and government officials; strategize on how to attract investment and diversify and economy; learn to build social capital, and much more. Course participants will leave with a Creative Economy plan unique to your case study.
Course Details

Winter 2021

On-Line
Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 16, 2021
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71243
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Prerequisite: ARTS-EXT 500 (formerly HM&FNART 500)
Base Cost: $1,422 ($474/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Dec 07, 2020
End date: Jan 16, 2021
Last day to add: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to drop: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Dec 31, 2020