Piedmont Council for the Arts: “What is the value of the arts?”

PCA’s Creative Conversation Series is a forum for arts-related idea exchange and collaboration. The series brings together arts organizations, artists, educators, and other community leaders to develop strategies for strengthening the arts in our community.

The following conversation took place on February 15, 2011 at CitySpace and addressed the question, “What is the value of the arts?” The result is an open-ended discussion about the different ways the arts have value in our community, from participation in arts events to the notion of “art as luxury,” as well as specific arts and economic development initiatives in the Charlottesville area.