Economic Impact of the Arts, by John Bracey, MCACA Director

Posted: May 5, 2015
Source: Katie Houston
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John Bracey MCACA

KALAMAZOO, MI -- John Bracey, Executive Director, Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA), will give a talk at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts on Thursday, May 14, at 6:30 pm. He helms the state agency that funds many local arts organizations, and will speak on the economic impact of the arts and culture.

Bracey has led the MCACA since 2006, after serving as Director of Programs since 1998. He serves on the boards for the Cultural Data Project, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, and ArtsMidwest. John lectures at the University of Michigan in Flint for the Rackham Graduate School in Arts Administration, and has served on a task force for the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities. He earned a degree in philosophy from the University of Michigan, Flint, and spent nine years as a journalist, working as a reporter and editor.

MCACA strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding. A key conduit for arts and cultural information, MCACA is also a source of arts and culture grant funding.

Included with museum admission: $5, free for members, youth 12 and under, and active military.