What is the cultural economy?

It’s the impact of visual artists, art galleries and museums, musicians and concert venues, actors and theatres, dancers, writers, culinary artists, the film industry, media and more. It’s also the many vendors and businesses that supply the artists with the products and services they need to produce cultural events and products.

It’s the hotels that provide housing for the tourists who come to enjoy the events and to the entertainers who come to perform and their support staff.

It’s the restaurants that provide meals and beverages to the tourists and the residents who enjoy dining out as part of the cultural experience.

It’s the vendors who supply their needs, the many specialty and general supply stores, gas stations, production companies and rental services that provide tables and chairs, linens, serving ware, decorations and so much more to bring festivals and cultural events to life.

The cultural economy is business. Big business. And the Northshore Cultural Economy Coalition brings together the many individuals and businesses, working collectively, to foster its growth and artist support.