Leverage Partnerships to Increase Cultural Arts Opportunities

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a_place_for_everyoneCouncil Goal

Leverage partnerships to increase cultural arts opportunities to enhance civic engagement.

Goal Champion

Susan Brown, Executive Director for Community Arts & Culture


  • Percent for Art Program
  • Cultural Arts Master Plan

Current Status

  • Meeting with Orange County, Carrboro, UNC, and others to explore shared interests and consider areas for innovation and collaboration
  • Cross-departmental team (P & R, Library, Public Arts, Downtown Partnership) currently considering both established festivals and events (Festifall, 140 West, etc) and new possibilities that would meet shared interests and goals, especially downtown
  • Assessing all current Town-sponsored Public Art programs to consider interests and partnership opportunities for the future. Special focus on two largest, marquee programs – Sculpture Visions and SHIMMER – for FY 2018
  • Growing cross-departmental collaborations for arts & culture opportunities, currently exploring new possibilities with Police, Housing, and Parks & Recreation
  • Continuing established partnerships with CHCCS and UNC, including Artists-in-Residence program at schools and cultural programs in partnership with the University, including programs at the Library (Confederate Monuments, Southern Fiction, Frederick Douglass) and downtown (Nerd Nite) 

Last Updated

 November 14, 2017


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