Bloomington and Indianapolis, IN. - Research from CCA faculty directors and Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Lab co-directors Doug Noonan and Joanna Woronkowicz was featured in the U.S. House congressional Committee on Small Business hearing “The Power, Peril, and Promise of the Creative Economy” on Wednesday, January 19th, 2022.
The background policy memo from Chairwoman Nydia Velázquez cited research from Noonan’s recent National Assembly of State Arts Agencies report “The Arts and Culture Sector’s Contributions to Economic Recovery and Resiliency in the United States.” The memo also drew from Noonan and Woronkowicz’s contributions to the National Endowment for the Arts publication “Artists and Other Cultural Workers.”
The hearing addressed the Covid-19 pandemic’s effects on the creative economy, and as stated in the memo, “provide[d] recommendations for investments in key infrastructure and provide[d] a roadmap for bringing arts, culture, and creativity into the center of long-term recovery.”
You can view the full committee hearing recording here.