Initiative for a Competitive Inner City
Overlooked No More: Advancing the Anchor Framework to Arts and Culture Organizations
Arts and culture organizations can play a more powerful role in shaping community development in low-income communities by adopting and adapting key strategies used by traditional ‘anchor’ organizations like hospitals and universities. Arts and culture organizations already make important contributions to the vitality of their communities, and deserve a seat at community development tables.
However, a new report by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) that was supported by The Kresge Foundation’s Arts & Culture Program — The Overlooked Anchors: Advancing a New Standard of Practice for Arts and Culture Organizations to Create Equitable Opportunity in America’s Cities — asks the sector to do more to drive more equitable, economic growth in their communities.
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