FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Through January 28, 2021
Contact: Anika Jackson, 301-952-4584
PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY TO HOST VIRTUAL COMMUNITY MEETING ON THE IMPACT OF CULTURAL ARTS ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
UPPER MARLBORO, MD-- Prince George’s County will host a virtual community meeting to engage stakeholders on the impact the cultural arts have on economic development as a part of the Prince George’s County Cultural Art Study (PGCCAS). The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Arts and culture are a proven economic engine and multiplier. According to the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, the arts contribute more than $800 billion annually to U.S. economic output, amounting to more than 4% of gross domestic product. The virtual meeting will engage stakeholders and discuss how arts and culture can impact economic development in our communities.
PGCCAS is the first comprehensive inventory and assessment of the diverse arts and culture ecology in Prince George’s County. This study will develop strategies and recommendations on how to integrate cultural arts into the County’s economic development and land use planning strategies. PGCCAS is a collaborative effort between the Prince George’s County Planning Department and the Department of Parks and Recreation of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council.
Community participation is integral to how the study will gather data, raise awareness, and better integrate arts and culture with the needs of Prince George’s County. To participate, register at https://pgcca_caedi.eventbrite.com. Log-in information will be provided prior to the meeting to all who register. For more information on the study, visit http://bit.ly/PGCCAStudy.
Prince George’s County Planning Department and Department of Parks and Recreation of The Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council, Inc.
The Prince George’s Cultural Arts Study: The Cultural Arts Impact on Economic Development
Thursday, January 28, 2021 | 7:00 p.m.
Virtual via MS Teams
To register-- https://pgcca_caedi.eventbrite.com
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