The Creative Sector Summit’s Friday schedule concludes with a ticketed dessert and wine reception featuring — because this is about the arts, after all — special seating at the Asheville Lyric Opera’s performance of The Magic Flute. Saturday promises workshops, performances and interactive family-friendly experiences.
The concept that is driving the Buncombe Cultural Alliance’s mission is collective impact. The leadership team hosted a three-hour focus group at the 2014 Creative Sector Summit to share their progress and solicit feedback on a strategy draft.
A free new Web portal, Asheville Arts Alive, launched March 21, aiming to help local artists connect with tourists and their dollars.
Tourists spend about $1.5 billion in Buncombe County every year and the fourth annual Creative Sector Summit will explore opportunities for local artists to raise that number and better benefit from it. The series of panel discussions, workshops and other events will unfold Thursday-Sunday, March 20-23, at venues throughout downtown Asheville.
As the local creative sector gains financial clout, tensions loom between art as a business, an economic-development tool and a means of personal expression.
The Asheville Area Arts Council has organized a second yearly gathering of arts groups and leaders. Here’s a look at tomorrow’s schedule.
Asheville’s second Creative Sector Summit will be held on Thursday, March 29.