Want Job Creation? Try the Arts

by San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition Chair Dalouge Smith
Published March 1, 2009 in The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Our local officials, especially in the city of San Diego, now have the chance to give congressional members a lesson in leadership by maintaining stable funding for arts and culture to mitigate further job and program losses. Investing in the economic strength of San Diego’s cultural assets is an investment in our financial and civic future….”

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The Art of Competitiveness

by San Diego Regional Arts and Culture Coalition Chair Dalouge Smith
Published October 29, 2008 in The San Diego Union-Tribune

“To flourish in the new world economy, we need to take a whole-brain approach to preparing everyone for both left-brain and right-brain thinking. Clearly the arts, with their contributions to design, ability to foster the imagination needed to innovate, and grounding in emotional communication have an important role to play in our long-term economic competitiveness as a nation and as a community….”

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