How the artistic dividend can improve economic development in historically segregated Black communities

dc.contributor.advisorOden, Michael
dc.creatorRoberts, Caleb Isaiah
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-8716-0423
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-06T21:53:22Z
dc.date.available2019-02-06T21:53:22Z
dc.date.created2018-08
dc.date.issued2019-02-06
dc.date.submittedAugust 2018
dc.date.updated2019-02-06T21:53:22Z
dc.description.abstractMajor initiatives to develop of artistic and cultural activity can diversify a city’s economic base and help revive neighborhoods or districts. The purpose of this report is to analyze how artistic dividends can influence a neighborhood and lay the groundwork for economic development and new employment opportunities. By establishing a community based effort to support artists and build up artistic and cultural clustering, a new channel can be created to bring value to a community that was not previously present or expressed. I explore how an initiative to develop artistic and cultural activity in an historically African American neighborhood in Milwaukee could help reverse the long-term effects of segregation and disinvestment. A review of the literature and four cases in different cities suggests that targeted, community led interventions to revive the physical, economic and cultural spaces in distressed communities can lead to significant economic change and revitalization incorporating artistic and cultural production. The viability of an artistic dividend at the community scale relies on the ability to create artistic cluster, for that clustering process to result positive economic change that effects the community on an equitable and just level. Milwaukee is in need of new, innovative efforts to transform neighborhoods that have been excluded from economic and cultural opportunities not only solidify the ideals that permeate the city, but also to use the creation of culture to bring about economic benefits that repair and embrace all the cities communities.
dc.description.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2JM2429W
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/72823
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectCommunity artistic dividends
dc.subjectHistorical racism
dc.subjectHistorical discrimination
dc.subjectHistorical segregation
dc.subjectCommunity artist support
dc.subjectArtistic clustering
dc.subjectCultural clustering
dc.subjectArts as employment opportunity
dc.subjectArts as economic revitalizer
dc.subjectHistorically African American neighborhoods
dc.subjectDistressed communities
dc.subjectNeighborhood artistic production
dc.subjectNeighborhood revitalization
dc.subjectNeighborhood cultural production
dc.titleHow the artistic dividend can improve economic development in historically segregated Black communities
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentCommunity and Regional Planning
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunity and regional planning
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Community and Regional Planning

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