SOURCE: Artscope Magazine

Artscope Magazine

October 17, 2012 11:18 ET

Artscope Magazine Focuses on State Governments' Efforts to Use the "Creative Economy" to Stimulate Tourism, Generate More Business Activity

QUINCY, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 17, 2012) -  "Our cities are filled with blank canvases," said Christopher "Kip" Bergstrom, the State of Connecticut's Executive Director of Commission on Culture and Tourism. "[We believe in] the idea that art can bring places back and make them vital and reinvent them."

"As we report in the upcoming November/December 2012 issue of Artscope Magazine, Connecticut and Massachusetts are leading the country in putting the 'creative economy' to work in order to stimulate tourism and business in general," said Artscope's Publisher Kaveh Mojtabai.

Mojtabai cited MASSCreative, "Believing its member institutions and the state's artists can help reinvigorate Massachusetts' economy, the MASSCreative Action Network announced its formation to serve as advocacy group to organize our communities to speak in a united voice to convince elected officials on the state, federal and local levels to invest in arts-related projects and programs."

MASSCreative's Executive Director Matt Wilson said the state's arts community needs to "broadcast the successes of our work" and convince elected officials that "not only is our work nice, but it's necessary. This is about the public benefit. Art motors the local economy."

Artscope notes the efforts of MASSCreative as a part of a trend in the role of art in revitalizing the economy.

Sneak Peek at Artscope's November/December Issue

The November/December 2012 issue of Artscope will feature reviews of exhibitions on New England college campuses, including "Earth & Alchemy" at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design, "Folding Paper: Origami" at Keene State College, "Maine Women Pioneers III: Vanguard" at the University of New England's Portland Campus and the Boston Drawing Project at Salve Regina in Newport.

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