Landesman and Sims Featured Speakers at Goodman Theatre

(4-13-2011) The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, in partnership with Arts Alliance Illinois, the Goodman Theatre, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, invite you to The Arts and Culture in Action, a discussion about how the arts contribute to the development of a thriving region.

The event takes place Wednesday, April 27, 1pm, at Goodman Theatre, 170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois, and features Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment of the Arts and Ron Sims, Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. They will discuss their recent collaboration through the Sustainable Communities Partnership. A panel of experts in business, community development, and the arts will discuss the role and value of integrating artistic and cultural activities into their work in Chicago. The discussion will be moderated by Chicago Public Media’s Steve Edwards.

Panelists include:

  • Jeanne Gang, Principle and Founder, Studio Gang; and
  • Theaster Gates, artist, urban planner, Director of Arts Program Development at the University of Chicago and Loeb Fellow at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design;
  • Lindsay Gaskins, Founder and CEO, Marbles: The Brain Store; and
  • Jaime de Leon, Director, New Communities Program, ENLACE Chicago.

Space is limited to this free event. RSVPs are required. To RSVP, contact by April 20, with your name, title, and organization.