Monday, April 29, 2013

May 2013: Join us: Creative North Carolina Connects

RSVP by calling 252.338.6455 or click here to register on facebook.

The North Carolina Arts Council is hosting Creative North Carolina Connects, a series of public meetings across the state to share ideas about how partnerships between the state and local communities can ensure the arts remain essential to North Carolina’s future.

A series of public meetings have been scheduled in Charlotte (April 16), Morganton (April 17), Chapel Hill (April 23) and Elizabeth City (May 2) so that both citizens and the arts industry can talk with board members and the N.C. Arts Council about the arts industry.

The Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, receives funding from the state and the National Endowment for the Arts. Funds are dispersed so that every county in North Carolina has access to arts programming. The Arts Council is currently preparing its 2014 – 2018 Strategic Plan and public meetings are one way citizens can provide input into the plan.

“We want to hear from citizens about how the arts should be developed and utilized for the well-being of our communities,” said Wayne Martin, executive director of the N.C. Arts Council. “We know the intrinsic value of the arts in our lives, and we can document the role of the arts in creating jobs, revitalizing downtowns and bringing visitors to our state. The arts make North Carolina a better state in which to live but we must think creatively about how to sustain and support the arts for the future.

All meetings are from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and will include a presentation by Arts Council and staff. The Arts Council has requested that attendees consider the following questions:
  1. What are the key issues in your community and your work?
  2. How are the arts a solution in your community?
  3. What can we do together to position the state’s arts industry as essential to North Carolina’s future?
Thursday, May 2
Arts of the Albemarle, The Twiford Room on the 3rd Floor
The Center
516 E. Main Street
Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909

Free and open to the public.

Need more info- call us at 252.338.6455 or stop by The Center

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