CHARLOTTE, NC (Aug. 9, 2022) – The City of Charlotte will host its first community events in August to officially launch public outreach efforts to establish the Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan.
The city is committed to ensuring the plan reflects what the community wants for the future of arts and culture. To that end, planners want to hear from people across the area, whether they live, work, or play in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
All Charlotte-Mecklenburg residents are invited to a fun, family-friendly event at Silver Hammer Studios at AvidXchange, 817 Hamilton St.from 6-8 pm on August 23rd. Participants can expect:
A greeting from Priya Sircar, the city’s arts and culture officer.
Information sessions allow attendees to weigh in on the future of arts and culture in the Charlotte area.
Music, art and food from local artists and creatives.
Information to take home and share.
Register to attend the event in person and find out more information above Eventbrite.
In addition, A special event will be held on August 25th from 6-8 p.m.. Those who participate in this Zoom event will also inform the plan by sharing their ideas and priorities for handicrafts and culture. Register on Eventbrite.
Both events will be coordinated by the city and its cultural planning consultants, Lord Cultural Resources and Civility Localized.
About the Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan
The Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan will outline how to achieve sustainability and growth for local development for years to come. In particular, it will:
Develop a long-term vision and strategy to fund and grow the arts and culture sector, and serve the wider community through arts and culture.
Establish the sector as an economic and tourist resource.
Support the collaboration of people and creative organizations.
Promote equality and inclusion.
It’s a work in progress as the community planning team gathers data and listens to different communities from across Charlotte. The plans are expected to be completed by the spring of 2023.
Additional cultural events will be held in October. A calendar of events is available to the public on the plan’s home page and will be updated regularly.
In addition to the events, the planners will participate in the meetings that are in the communities in the city and the district to make sure that the plan is used with different people, especially those who are shown in history is not shown in planning efforts.
Learn more about the City of Charlotte’s arts and culture activities at charlottenc.gov/arts-culture. Questions about community activities can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.