Helena College is pleased to announce a new course being offered for both credit and non-credit students.  The Arts in the Economy explores how the arts make a significant impact in the economy.  Topics include job creation, taxes generated, direct and indirect effects on the national and local economies, and how the economic impact of the arts have helped shaped public policy and corporate decision making.  Other topics include how the economic impact of the arts have influence social, cultural, educational, and political factors in a community.

Philadelphia Conductor Allan R. Scott has been noted as one of North America’s most dynamic young figures in symphonic music and opera. As the Helena Symphony’s longest serving Music Director, Maestro Scott is recognized as an authority on the economic, political, cultural, and educational impact that the arts have on a community.  In addition to his international conducting career, he is a regular speaker to corporate and political leaders on the impact of the arts.

The class runs on Tuesdays beginning January 21st through March 18th, from 6pm-9pm, plus two Saturdays 2/8 and 3/8; noon to 4pm.  For more information or to register, contact Helena College Continuing Education at 447-6946.

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