THE ART OF TRANSITION CONNECTING CREATIVE MINDS IN DURHAM REGION

WHAT IS THE ART OF TRANSITION?

The Art of Transition is a forum for creative minds. Innovative thinkers from every facet of the economy are invited to connect and brainstorm new ideas, foster partnerships and welcome new opportunities for transitioning Durham Region into a new, creative economy. [LEARN MORE]

DURHAM ART OF TRANSITION CREATIVE AWARDS (DATCA)

Presented by The Regional Municipality of Durham, Planning and Economic Development Department’s Economic Development and Tourism Division, DATCA is the follow-up initiative to the Art of Transition symposium held on Nov. 12, 2009. The symposium—in which keynote speaker Dr. Richard Florida explored how Durham Region can achieve long-term economic prosperity by embracing and engaging the creative class—has inspired public engagement throughout the community.

The 2014 Durham Art of Transition Creative Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, Nov. 27 at Heydenshore Pavilion, located at 589 Water St. in Whitby.

“Four Directions of Durham” by Geordie Lishman

In this video, hear from local artist Geordie Lishman, who is the sculptor behind “Four Directions of Durham.”

This sculpture, located at Durham Regional Headquarters in Whitby, was unveiled on Sept. 9, 2014 to commemorate the Region of Durham’s 40th anniversary.

Learn more about its symbolism, Mr. Lishman’s craft and the growing arts scene in Durham.



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