Arts & Economic Development

Arts & Economic Development

Arts activity and local economic vitality are connected in many ways. Arts, culture, and creativity can:

  • Improve a community’s competitive edge
  • Help create places where people want to be
  • Attract visitors and new residents
  • Contribute to the development of an innovative workforce

Orange County is home to hundreds of arts and creative businesses, many of which are industrial-size and world-class. The Orange County Arts Council’s Economic Development Committee is devoted to raising awareness of these businesses and supporting the growth of the creative industries sector of the Orange County economy.

Some Arts and Economic Development programs include:

  • The Orange County Film Office
    Tours of Orange County arts businesses with economic development officials to educate them as to the scale and benefits of these businesses
  • Membership and participation in the Orange County Center for Business Innovation
    Arts and business networking events
  • Presentations from industry experts to educate the business community about the benefits of creativity in the workplace

To learn more about the Creative Industries in Orange County, click here.

To learn more about the economic impact of the arts on the Mid-Hudson Region, click here.

Events Calendar

Feb
23
Sat
all-day Newburgh Last Saturdays
Newburgh Last Saturdays
Feb 23 all-day
Newburgh Last Saturdays @ Newburgh | New York | United States
Celebrate the arts, local restaurants, cafes and shops in the city of Newburgh on the Last Saturday of every month! Artists, openings, open-mics, activities and schedule refresh monthly.
Feb
27
Wed
all-day Oil Painting and Drawing Classes... @ 3 Points of View
Oil Painting and Drawing Classes... @ 3 Points of View
Feb 27 all-day
Oil Painting and Drawing Classes at The Warwick Atelier @ 3 Points of View | Warwick | New York | United States
2:00-5:00PM ($30, per class) and 7:00 -9:30PM ($25.per class)( No class on May 25) Ongoing classes for all levels. Working in the style of traditional realism
Mar
6
Wed
all-day Oil Painting and Drawing Classes... @ 3 Points of View
Oil Painting and Drawing Classes... @ 3 Points of View
Mar 6 all-day
Oil Painting and Drawing Classes at The Warwick Atelier @ 3 Points of View | Warwick | New York | United States
2:00-5:00PM ($30, per class) and 7:00 -9:30PM ($25.per class)( No class on May 25) Ongoing classes for all levels. Working in the style of traditional realism

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