Monday, February 6, 2012

New Plan to Enhance Chicago Culture - Community Invited to Plan

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is asking residents, cultural organizations and community groups for their input in developing the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan. The plan will deliver a set of recommendations to support the arts and artists throughout the city, as well as enhance economic growth and Chicago's reputation as a global cultural destination.
Chicagoans can easily participate in shaping the plan and can submit their ideas through social media, town hall meetings and public forums. The plan will provide a list of recommendations and serve as a blueprint for the future of Chicago's arts and culture community.   The strategies of the plan will also help implement key goals such as extending the arts into the neighborhoods.

Public engagement will play a key role. Town Hall meetings will be held in four locations beginning February 15 and continuing on February 16, 18 and 21. To participate in the conversation, attend one of the following meetings:

                Wednesday, February 15: Columbia College from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                Thursday, February 16: Nicholas Senn High School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
                Saturday, February 18: DuSable Museum from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
                Tuesday, February 21: National Museum of Mexican Art from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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