Redding Cultural District Summit Scheduled for November 8th
UPDATED: Due to demand for tickets, this event is moving to a bigger venue–the Sheraton Hotel. Seats are limited, so RSVP via eventbrite here today!
The 2nd annual Redding Cultural District is scheduled for Thursday, November 8th. One of the main themes is exploring business models for cultural districts. To learn from other communities, the Shasta County Arts Council has invited the following speakers to take part:
- The Louisiana Office of Cultural Development – Kelsey McCrary
- Indianapolis Cultural Trail – executive director Karen Hayley
- Pittsburgh Cultural Trust – Joanna Obuzu
Redding Cultural District is one of 14 communities statewide to be designed by the California Arts Council as a Cultural District, received a $242,500 two-year grant from The McConnell Foundation.
A California Cultural District, as outlined by the program, is a well-defined geographic area with a high concentration of cultural resources and activities. Each of the 14 districts received the designation for a period of five years, per state legislation.
Designation, under this pilot launch of the program, includes benefits such as technical assistance, peer-to-peer exchanges, and branding materials and promotional strategy. The Council has partnered with Visit California and Caltrans for strategic statewide marketing and resource support.
For more, see https://www.mcconnellfoundation.org/uncategorized/redding-cultural-district-community-vitality-grant/