Thursday, May 16, 2019
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT Download iCalendar entry for this event.


1129 20th St NW
Suite 500

The Creative Wealth of Nations: How Artistic Language Advances Development

This discussion will focus on the value of the artistic languages of indigenous communities in driving development results. The panel will provide proven methods and sound theory for incorporating local traditions with musical, dance, visual, dramatic, poetic and other artistic features in meeting community goals in a manner that honors their cultural identity while delivering cost effective results. Diplomats, civil society, and development practitioners will come away with a greater understanding of the value of incorporating local arts in community projects and for economic development.

Please note that registration for this event has closed. If you would still like to attend, please send an email to Paul Sherman at psherman@sidw.org.

This event will be followed by a lunch sponsored by SIL International.


Senior Education Advisor, World Learning


Honorary Research Fellow, University of Sheffield
Ethnomusicology and Arts Coordinator, SIL International
Author, “The Creative Wealth of Nations: Can the Arts Promote Development?"

For more information contact Paul Sherman at: events@sidw.org