Co-Chair - Ann Bass - email@example.com
Co-Chair - Jonus Nobles - firstname.lastname@example.org
Further develop and build on the existing downtown arts community…especially engaging local population groups, expanding creativity into more aspects of community life, and utilizing our arts and creativity to create meaningful work, expand community wealth and improve our economy in a way that benefits our grandchildren.
Despite wide recognition of the need for creativity to maintain a competitive economy, there is only minor emphasis placed on supporting artists, providing skills and contracts needed by them to better participate in the broader economy and a diminishing emphasis on teaching or fostering creativity in the greater population. The arts are too often seen as an elite activity without acknowledging the underlying creativity that translates into higher quality of goods, innovative and responsive services and fulfilling lives.
The Arts is an industry that is already established in
Support for a creative community requires investment, including:
· Recognition, appreciation, exposure to and teaching of the arts and creative processes,
· Local leadership that encourages art and creativity in development and promotion of all goods created and purchased locally as well as in the way that services are requested and provided,
· Celebration and promotion of individual artists, artisans and their work—past and present
· Creation of an environment (physical and social) that encourages creativity and surrounds residents with the arts
· Access to stimulation and continued inspiration from master artists and creative people to foster further growth as practicing artists/artisans