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The Impact of Art on Urban Spaces & Human Experience - June 26, 2019

ArtsFund and B+H Advance Strategy team up to discuss the role and impact of art in public and commercial spaces.

Catalyst Workplace Activation Presents: Future of Work

Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: The Catalyst Loft - 701 Pike St, Suite 2125 Seattle, WA 98101


According to a 2018 survey of King County residents as part of the Social Impact Study from the ArtsFund, 79% of people believe that the arts benefits their well-being along with 60% feeling that the arts are an important factor in their decision to relocate to an area.

How can we leverage this in the built environment to create better spaces for people to work, convene and live?

Please join us for a very special June Thought Leadership Luncheon with the ArtsFund and B+H Advanced Strategy.

As the research above shows, the arts have a tremendous impact on both communities and human health and happiness. ArtsFund will share the results of their very important two-year research-based Social Impact Study followed by B+H sharing inspirational examples where the integration of the arts is already occurring to enliven and elevate commercial spaces.

From there, we will collaborate as a group to come up with ideas of new partnerships to improve both our projects and our city!

This event is 90-minutes in length and includes a meal, presentation, and a panel discussion. Please RSVP below; the event is limited to 40 attendees. We look forward to seeing you.


Sara Benson, Moderator

Senior Strategist, B+H Advance Strategy
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Sara is a Senior Strategist at B+H Advance Strategy. In her career in real estate consulting, Sara has advised some of the largest and well-known companies in the world in how to leverage their real estate assets to elevate their strategic objectives. She is experienced in workplace strategy, site selection, labor market analytics, community economic development and geographic data analysis (GIS) for a variety of clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors. At its core, her goal is to gain a deep understanding of client business models, motivations and culture in order to develop creative solutions for pressing challenges.

Sarah Sidman, Panelist

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Communications, ArtsFund
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Sarah Sidman is the Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Communications for ArtsFund, a Seattle-based nonprofit with the mission of strengthening the community by supporting the arts through leadership, advocacy and grant making. At ArtsFund, she has overseen the design, execution, and roll-out for a regional Economic Impact Study of the arts, and has recently done the same for a county-wide Social Impact Study. With more than 20 years of multi-disciplinary experience in the arts and nonprofit sectors, she has an extensive background in engaging diverse communities with cross-cultural arts programming and outreach, both domestic and international. Sarah is a graduate of Harvard University and a former candidate on the Fulbright Specialist’s Roster.

Bryan Berg, Panelist

Design Director, Experiential Graphic Design, B+H Advance Strategy
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Bryan leads the Experiential Graphic Design practice at B+H Advance Strategy. He knew from his teenage years that drawing was a creative outlet that excited and empowered him. Curious, detailed and inclusive, Bryan thinks deeply about design decisions and the depth and meaning that goes into making them. Bryan’s curiosity tends to best him and he asks probing questions to discover significance in his work. Details, to him, are what separate great from mediocre. With over 20 years of experience, he is a talented designer with a passion for creating spaces that people emotionally connect with. His creativity and curiosity are leading him to explore ever more responsive environments at the intersection of art and technology.

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