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Barnett Symposium 2016

Barnett Symposium 2016,
Planning Creative Cities: Global Trends, Local Action

The biennial Barnett Symposium on the Arts & Public Policy is back May 12 at the Columbus Museum of Art, with presentations that address the theme, Planning Creative Cities: Global Trends, Local Action. On May 11 at 4:30 p.m., there will be a reception and gallery opening at Hopkins Hall Gallery, 128 N. Oval Mall.

The Barnett Symposium began in 1993, providing an in-depth inquiry and analysis of public, private and non-profit sector policies and practices. The symposium brings together key leaders in the public, private and nonprofit fields, as well as foundations, state and city arts councils, corporate, academics, policymakers, planners, artists and arts administrators.

The Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, together with the City and Regional Planning Section in the Knowlton School of Architecture, are partnering with The Great Placemakers Lab at the German Village Society. Planners anticipate 150 attendees from a variety of disciplines, including urban planners, architects, municipal leaders, students, faculty and scholars, as well as artists, arts organizations and the general public.

The symposium will welcome leading professionals in the fields of arts and cultural entrepreneurship, urban planning and heritage placemaking. Topics will combine the interests of these three fields, and will include:

  • Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship – enterprise and management in the creative economy
  • Creative Placemaking – building and sustaining cultural cities
  • Celebrating Heritage – identifying urban uniqueness

RSVP requested.

The registration fee is $50 for the general public, or $25 for students and free for current Ohio State students. Conference sessions will be held at the Columbus Museum of Art, 480 East Broad St., Columbus, OH 43215.

For more information, visit the 2016 Barnett Symposium.

The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic heart of Ohio State. With more than 80 departments, schools, centers and institutes, the college delivers 60 percent of the academic curriculum to Ohio State students. Its vast academic diversity is its greatest strength, combining the best of a major research institution with a rich liberal arts foundation. Arts and Sciences faculty create new knowledge to solve global problems, fuel Ohio's economy, spark student inquiry, and engage with the local community.

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