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New York Fed Announces “Culture and Communities” Event on the Creative Economy, Community Development and Impact Investing

Event highlights the creative sector and investment opportunities in support of local culture and communities
October 06, 2020

NEW YORK, NY – On Friday, October 16, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in conjunction with Upstart Co-Lab, will host an event highlighting New York City’s creative economy and the role cultural and financial institutions can play in New York City's recovery from COVID-19. This event will feature discussions with leaders from cultural institutions, financial institutions, and capital providers.

Titled "Culture and Communities: A Conversation about the Creative Sector, Community Development and Impact Investing," the event will bring together local experts, foundation leaders and other peer investors to highlight the importance of New York City's creative economy; the connection between culture and community well-being, and present investment opportunities with a focus on supporting communities.

The event will feature panel discussions on the local creative economy, the state of the cultural sector, and investing in New York City. It will also feature conversations with leaders from the financial sector focused on impact investing in New York. John Williams, president and chief executive officer of the New York Fed, will participate in a discussion with Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation.

The event is by invitation only. It is open to the press, though space is limited. Members of the press who wish to attend should contact Andrea Priest at andrea.priest@ny.frb.org to RSVP.

For more information on the event, including an agenda and list of speakers, see here.

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