Town Asks for Community Perspectives on Purpose, Impact of Arts and Culture

Post Date:01/30/2019 2:10 PM

What is the power of arts and culture in a community? What impact have the arts had on your life?  What arts and cultural activities should the Town focus on? These are the types of questions the Town of Chapel Hill is asking residents to answer in a brief survey  Survey responses will help Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture create a mission statement and develop responsive programs and projects.

Community Arts & Culture was recently created in response to the community's interest in and Town Council's prioritization of arts and culture in Chapel Hill.  The division currently includes public art, arts programs, and festivals and special events.  One of the newly formed division’s key priorities for the year is to create an intentional, strategic approach to their work in order to advance Council interests and community goals.

Susan Brown, Executive Director for Community Arts & Culture, says that bringing these resources together under one division creates an opportunity, noting, “We have a long and strong history in each of these areas, and we want to engage the community we serve to create an even brighter future. Diverse perspectives on arts and cultural activities will help us make strategic decisions about public resources and new initiatives.” Brown indicates that the public survey will be open through Friday, Feb. 8, and takes about five minutes to complete. 

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