Rocco Landesman, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, participated in a panel discussion on the arts and urban revitalization at Mid-America Arts Alliance, Kansas City, Mo.
In addition to Chairman Landesman, the panel included participants in Kansas City's arts and business communities who have implemented creative strategies to support the arts, particularly in the Crossroads District.
In this introduction, Mary Kennedy-McCabe, M-AAA's executive director, outlines Mid-America's role as an arts presenter and educator in M-AAA's six-state region. Chairman Landesman reviews his vision for the NEA as a facilitator to local entities that are using the arts to revitalize their communities.
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