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New York Hilton Midtown, New York, NY, United States April 9-11, 2024

Arts and Culture in New York City: A Catalyst for Social Change and Economic Development

Wed Apr 10 4:00 PM — 5:00 PM (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time New York Hilton Midtown - Level 2, Murray Hill Suite
As the home to more than 1,500 museums, galleries, theaters, dance companies, zoos, botanical gardens, and more, New York City is clearly at the epicenter of arts and culture. Beyond these cultural organizations, arts and culture can easily be viewed in the public realm through the city's storefronts, sidewalks, and street plazas. Attracting talent and visitors alike, the vibrant cultural landscape in New York has evolved into a multi-billion-dollar sector fueling the city''s economic engine. Public investment in the arts in New York is unmatched when compared to other city and state arts councils, with only the federal government spending more. The underlying belief is that such investments in arts and culture positively impact the economy, social well-being, and community engagement. Despite its rich cultural landscape, New York City still faces challenges when addressing historic barriers such as class, race, and income inequality. Join industry professionals, civic leaders, and other major stakeholders as they discuss the challenges and opportunities when creating a cultural eco-system that is more sustainable, inclusive, and equitable for all New Yorkers.



Commissioner New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA)


Practice Lead, Arts and Culture Bloomberg Associates

Tracey Knuckles joined Bloomberg Philanthropies in 2016 and works on arts philanthropy and consulting for cities around the world on cultural projects with Bloomberg Associates including Athens, London, Milan, Atlanta, and Chicago. Her portfolio consists of a range of multi-disciplinary…

Partner HR&A Advisors, Inc.

Kate Wittels is Partner at HR&A Advisors, an industry-leading economic development, real estate advisory, and public policy consulting firm. Based in New York, Kate works at the intersection of tech and city building helping clients build places, train people, and…

Senior Director L+M Development Partners Inc.

Josue is responsible for preservation acquisitions and developments nationally for Sena Affordable Communities, LMFM's national preservation platform. Josue began his career with L+M leading mixed-income, mixed-use development projects and acquisition efforts for over a decade. He has had a primary…

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New York Hilton Midtown
New York, NY, United States

April 9-11, 2024

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