CultureBlocks Philadelphia

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This presentation was prepared for the Grantmakers in the Arts 2013 conference on "The NEW Creative Community" held October 6th-9th in Philadelphia. The CultureBlocks panel discussion was organized by Moira Baylson, Deputy Cultural Officer of the Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy, with Mark Stern, University of Pennsylvania. Stern's talk focused on use of CultureBlocks--as a data tool, a research tool, and a policy tool--to integrate the arts and culture into urban policy-making.


During the fall of 2013, the SIAP team gave presentations on CultureBlocks and the Philadelphia research in several forums, notably:

  • Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts (NOCD-NY) researcher convening, New York City, September 12, 2013, on “Valuing the intersection between arts, culture, and community: An exchange of research and practice.”
  • Social Theory, Politics & the Arts October 2013 conference at Seattle University on the theme of “Arts & Culture: Creating Community in a High Tech World.” Penn joined a research team from Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, on a Philadelphia panel called “Creativity and culture in community-based research.”



Date Posted: 02 May 2017