The Big Idea: Arts, Economy & Growth

What is the Creative Economy?

Tuesday 9/5 || 6pm - 8pm

LaBelle Winery || Amherst, NH

Registration: $15 includes free wine tasting & light fare

Cash Bar

Agenda: Randy Cohen will speak about the AEP 5 Monadnock region study. Joan Goshgarian of NH Business Committee for the arts will introduce both Taylor Caswell, the new Commissioner for Business and Economic Development, and Jeff Rose, the new Commissioner for Cultural & Natural resources. Both will share their visions for the new departments. There will be live music and an exhibit in The Gallery at LaBelle Winery, curated by McGowan Fine Art.

Partners: This event will be hosted in partnership with NH Business Committee for the Arts, NH Creative Communities Network, LaBelle Winery, and the Souhegan Chamber of Commerce 

Arts are businesses and part of the economic fabric of the Monadnock Region!


Other events September 5th-7th with Randy Cohen will include workshops with businesses, town and regional planners, arts leaders, and community members to present the data and discuss how it can be leveraged for economic and community development. Stay tuned for further updates, or sign up to get involved!


Participation in the Arts & Economic Prosperity study 5 and community education programs surrounding it are supported in part by: C & S Wholesale grocers, Eversource, The Putnam Foundation, and by our generous donors & members. Thank you!

Creative Economy Panelists Ginnie Lupi (NH State Council on the Arts), Ben Doyle (VT and NH USDA), Joan Goshgarian (NH Business Committee for the Arts), Taylor Caswell (NH CDFA), and Gina Goff (C & S) (1).jpg

Register for this one event below or Click Here to register for all five events with Americans for the Arts.