Hanifl & AssociatesHanifl & Associates is active in connecting rural artists and businesses with tourists through the development of Creative Tourism Initiatives and events in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Eugene, Oregon. Brent Hanifl received a Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Tourism from Winona State University in 2009, and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration (Media Management) from the University of Oregon (2014). He lives in Madison, Wisconsin with his wife, Melissa, and his kids, Cleo and Cash.

Recent Projects

Santa Fe Creative Tourism Creative Tourism Consultant
October 2009 – Present Santa Fe, New Mexico Area

Santa Fe Creative Tourism is a program of the city of Santa Fe that works with artists and arts businesses to develop and promote workshops that allow visitors to experience Santa Fe’s unique culture in a hands-on fashion. Partnerships and collaborations with the hospitality industry and other entities are welcomed. The program was created as a result of the city of Santa Fe’s 2005 appointment to the UNESCO Creative Cities Network and builds upon the successful 2008 International Conference on Creative Tourism held in Santa Fe. www.santafecreativetourism.org

See the Santa Fe Creative Tourism 2012 / 2013 report here.

Brent Hanifl Executive Director                  
The Creative Tourism Forum
November 2013 – Present
The Creative Tourism Forum is a space for engaging with the topic of  “Creative Tourism” as it manifests around the world. This forum is an avenue to promote collaboration, instigate discussion, and build partnerships amongst cities and countries. http://creativetourism.co/

Create! EugeneCreate! Eugene Coordinator
Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene
April 2013 – October 2013  Eugene, Oregon Area
Create! Eugene is an annual month-long creative arts festival of workshops held every August showcasing existing and new events. Create! Eugene 2013 featured 195 art workshop opportunities comprised of 148 unique events and 50+ participating artists and organizations. Create! Eugene is a project of the Arts & Business Alliance of Eugene, ABAE, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization. www.createeugene.com

See the 2013 Create! Eugene event report here.

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