Whose Business Is the Arts? Find Out on June 7, 2012

Come to a Public Forum on the Economy, the Arts & the Community

Co-sponsors:  Lehigh Valley Arts Council & Lehigh Valley Partnership

Location: DeSales University, 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034

Stimulating a dialogue to promote entrepreneurship and sustainability in the nonprofit arts sector is the goal of this unique Lehigh Valley forum.

Through presentations and interactive sessions, the forum will enable participants to explore the value of our cultural community in terms of:

• Its impact on our local economy

• Promoting the region

• Positively influencing quality of life

• Its capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship

The forum is targeted at:

• Business executives

• Corporate contributions and   community relations representatives

• Artists and arts administrators

• Foundation representatives

• Board members of arts organizations

• Government officials

 Program Agenda– Thursday, June 7, 2012

8:30 – 8:55 a.m.   Conference Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:55 – 9:00 a.m.  Welcome

9:00 – 9:25 a.m.  Arts & Economic Prosperity IV: Economic Impact Results

Dr. Roland Kushner, Professor of Business, Muhlenberg College

9:30 -10:10 a.m.  Nonprofit Arts Sector: Where is it going?

Ben Cameron, Program Director for the Arts, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

10:15-11:45 a.m. Nonprofit Sustainability: Integrating Mission and Entrepreneurship

Todd Watkins, Executive Director, Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation, Lehigh University

11:45 am                Wrap Up

Registration Fee

LVAC members: $30.00

Non-members:   $45.00

On site, space permitting: $50.00

Continental Breakfast provided

Please complete the form below and mail with a check payable to the Lehigh Valley Arts Council,

or register online.

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City, State Zip_____________________________

Email address_____________________________


Please copy for multiple registrations

Return forms to:

Lehigh Valley Arts Council

840 Hamilton Street, Suite 201

Allentown, PA 18101


The Lehigh Valley Arts Council gives special acknowledgement to the following organizations for their support of the study and this forum:

Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Foundation

County of Lehigh

County of Northampton


Discover Lehigh Valley

Harry C. Trexler Trust

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation

Lehigh Valley Partnership

PA Council on the Arts


Sylvia Perkin Perpetual Charitable Trust


One thought on “Whose Business Is the Arts? Find Out on June 7, 2012

  1. I heard Ben Cameron at another conference – definitely a great speaker. Also Roland Kushner’s research is NATIONALLY recognized, and his work is often cited by the Americans for the Arts, and the Brookings Institute. Todd Watkins is a fabulous connector. BTW, both of these local economics profs are musicians. All speakers relate to arts awareness and speak “business” vision and outcomes everyone can understand this will be a fabulous, not to miss, event.

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