Any Createquity readers from the Show Me State? I’ll be in town for a brief visit to speak at the Rustbelt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads conference on Friday. Organized by the Community Arts Training (CAT) Institute of the St. Louis Regional Arts Commission (RAC) in partnership with Cleveland’s Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC), the convening is a forum to consider best practices and novel approaches in achieving social and economic goals through the arts. I’ll be presenting with Mary McCullough-Hudson, CEO of ArtsWave in Cincinnati, on the work we did together last year in helping the now 85-year-old united arts fund develop a new impact agenda and accompanying grantmaking strategies in response to the findings of the Arts Ripple Effect report.

April 12-14
From Rustbelt to Artist Belt: At the Crossroads
Chase Park Plaza Hotel
232 North Kingshighway Boulevard
St. Louis, MO
Info and registration
(My session is titled “Moving Beyond the Tip Jar: Arts Funding and Collective Impact,” and takes place at 2:45pm on Friday the 13th.)