CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (August 9, 2022) – The City of Charlotte will hold its first community events in August to officially kick off the public engagement efforts that will shape Charlotte’s arts and culture plan.
The city is committed to ensuring that the plan reflects what the community wants for the future of local arts and culture. To that end, the planning team wants to hear from people across the region, whether they live, work or play in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Welcome of Priya Sircar, responsible for arts and culture of the city.
Feedback stations where attendees can weigh in on the future of arts and culture in the Charlotte area.
Music, arts and gastronomy from local artists and creators.
Information to take away and share.
Register to attend the event in person and get more details about Eventbrite.
In addition, a virtual community event will take place on August 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Participants in this Zoom event will also inform the plan by sharing their views and priorities for local arts and culture. Register on Eventbrite.
The Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan will outline how to ensure the sustainability and growth of the local creative sector for years to come. More specifically, it will be:
Develop a long-term vision and short-term plans to sustainably fund and cultivate the arts and culture sector, and to serve the wider community through arts and culture.
Position the sector as an economic and tourist engine.
Support collaboration between creative individuals and organizations.
Promote equity and inclusiveness.
Work is ongoing as the Cultural Planning Team collects data and listens to diverse communities throughout the Charlotte area. Planning is expected to end in the spring of 2023.
Other cultural planning events will take place through October. A calendar of events open to the public is available on the plan’s webpage and will continue to be updated.
In addition to events, the planning team will participate in existing meetings in city and county communities to ensure the plan engages diverse residents, especially those who historically tend to be underrepresented in efforts to planning.
Learn more about the City of Charlotte’s arts and culture work at charlottenc.gov/arts-culture. Questions about community engagement activities can be directed to [email protected]