CultureBlocks Philadelphia

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This presentation was prepared by Mark Stern for a panel discussion on CultureBlocks with Moira Baylson, Philadelphia Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy, at the October 2013 Grantmakers in the Arts conference in Philadelphia. The talk focused on use of CultureBlocks as a data tool, a research tool, and a policy tool--as ways to integrate the arts and culture into urban policy-making. SIAP used versions of its CultureBlocks presentation in other forums, notably:

  • Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts (NOCD-NY) researcher convening, New York City, September 12, 2013, called “Valuing the intersection between arts, culture, and community: An exchange of research and practice.”
  • Social Theory, Politics & the Arts conference, Seattle, October 26, 2013, on a Philadelphia panel called “Creativity and culture in community-based research” with a research team from Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.


This presentation was prepared for the Grantmakers in the Arts 2013 conference, called "The New Creative Community," held from October 6 to 9 in Philadephia, PA.


Date Posted: 02 May 2017