April 30, 2010

Creative Economy House Bill 5028

Important Legislation which was introduced by State Rep. Roberta Willis, D-64 to foster and enhance the impact of a creative economy in Connecticut was unanimously approved in the state House last week.

House Bill 5028, “An Act Concerning Developing The Creative Economy” calls for a task force that would study the impact of a creative economy in Connecticut to boost arts and culture that adds to the state’s economy, tourism and job growth. The bill proposes to require the Dept of Economic and Community Development to identify and analyze “creative clusters” in their annual report and the state’s economic strategic plan.

Here’s a link to details about the bill

And a press story:

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Connecticut Arts Alliance

The Connecticut Arts Alliance (CAA) was founded in 2005 as an advocacy organization to ensure that the arts remain central to life in Connecticut. The organization strives to promote and underscore the value of all achievements of the arts industry and all of the ways in which the arts improve daily life for residents of the State. Among its most visible programs are assisting with workshops for the annual Connecticut Arts Day at the Capitol organized by the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and providing advocacy guidance and resources in concert with the Office of the Arts and regional arts service organizations. The organization works to foster public education and awareness of the arts, to increase funding for the arts, and to influence public funding decisions and actions that affect the arts.