As part of COA’s Creative Conversations series, Arts Program Specialist Tamara Dimitriorganized an Arts & Economic Impact discovery/working session that took place on December 12 at the New Britain Museum of American Art. 
The event included conversations on Artists & Mobile Talent, For-Profit Creative Businesses, Small Non-Profits with Big Impact, When Art doesn’t fit into the Data Collection Mold, and Thinking Beyond Traditional Non-Profit Data Studies. 
To shake things up, Tamara enlisted the talent of performance artist John O’Donnell and a handful of professional improv actors from Hartford’s Sea Tea Comedy Theater/Sea Tea Improv!

Creative Conversations is a professional development series related to five (5) strategic initiatives: R.E.A.D.I, Accessibility, Arts Learning, Arts Workforce and Arts & Economic Impact. COA will convene sessions focused on each initiative, each designed in various formats including invitation-only meetings, open registration sessions, fishbowl-style conversations, workshops, and panel presentations.