DAA Issues and Eggs Breakfast Forum

On Tuesday, the DAA will host its Issues and Eggs Breakfast Forum.  The topic is “Making an Economic Impact Through Contemporary Art”

The Downtown Austin Alliance, the City of Austin Cultural Arts Division and Art Alliance Austin invite you to attend an Issues and Eggs Breakfast Forum and Next Level Speakers Series presentation focusing on the positive impact art can have on our downtown economy.

Please join us for this presentation featuring Dan Cameron, founder of the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization U.S. Biennial, Inc., and artistic director of Prospect New Orleans, the international biennial of contemporary art produced by U.S. Biennial, which launched in November 2008.

Issues and Eggs Breakfast Forum
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
7:30 a.m.: Breakfast
8:00 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.: Presentation
Austin City Hall, Council Chambers — 301 W. 2nd Street
Parking: City Hall Garage

Prospect New Orleans, the largest contemporary art biennial in U.S. history, was founded on the principle that the art of our time can play a significant role in the revitalization of an important U.S. city. As it evolves from a first-time biennial in Prospect.1 to a local tradition with each subsequent Prospect New Orleans, the biennial remains committed to building a contemporary art tourism infrastructure upon a signature event that galvanizes local art creation and entrepreneurial activity, while attracting tens of thousands of art lovers to New Orleans on an every-other-year basis.

In the words of Cameron, “New Orleans [much like Austin] has long been an urban utopia where creative spirits by the thousands came from elsewhere to live and work, and from that starting point, it is becoming transformed into a place where art lovers from around the world can indulge in the city’s natural and cultural beauty, while enjoying some of the most thought-provoking new art being made today. We are working to make Prospect New Orleans a model example of how art can promote justice and be a catalyst for the revitalization of a historic American city.”

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