2017 Arts Fund Chairs:
Allied Arts Council proudly announces Denise
Meyer and Pat
Dillon have accepted the positions the 2017 Arts
Fund co-chairs. The
two have stepped into the role with one specific
focus in mind: keeping the arts alive in the St.
This is Dillon's
second time as an Arts Fund Co-Chair. He and his
wife Nancy chaired the campaign together many
"I feel it is
always important to give back to your
community," said Dillon. "Helping the Arts
achieve their goal continues to strengthen our
community by offering wonderful entertainment
for our region."
believe that St. Joseph is a viable arts
community and there are many reasons to keep a
vibrant arts culture. One reason is that the
arts allow us to offer a full menu of options as
to why St. Joseph is such a great place to live.
Another is the economic impact that the arts
have on the community.
improve the quality of life," said Meyer.
When asked what
the plans are for the upcoming year, Dillon and
Meyer said they hope to make this year's
campaign very visible and reinforce the idea
that the arts are a very important piece of our
contribution to the annual Arts Fund campaign
supports the works of these agencies.
Performing Arts Association
Saint Joseph Symphony
Produce a $10.9 million industry in Buchanan
Provide 489 full-time jobs in Buchanan County,
leading to $9,770,000 in household income
Employment in arts-related jobs are set to
rise 16% through 2016, which is faster than
the national average in most fields
Deliver $889,000 in government
revenue, $438,000 in local revenue,
and $451,000 in state revenue
The arts are the cornerstone of tourism. Arts
travelers are ideal tourists- they stay longer
and spend more
Help local merchants. Funded agencies bring
arts events to our community allowing local
arts attendees to spend $14.14 per person, and
non residents $22.21 in our community per