Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Last Chance to Input on Toronto's New Culture Plan April 7

This Thursday, April 7, offers the public its last in-person chance to help develop Toronto's new culture plan, which will be brought to bureaucrats in May. Since February, there's been almost a dozen meetings on this new culture plan, most of them focus grouped around certain topics like "sustainable space and cultural entrepreneurship" and "screen-based industries."

This final April 7 meeting at City Hall will focus on youth and youth-focused organizations. In terms of topics, I hope this is widely viewed as a "last but not least" scenario. According to the National Endowment for the Arts, "Arts education in childhood is the most significant predictor of both arts attendance and personal arts creation throughout the rest of a person's life."

In other words, arts institutions, this is a big one to listen up on and contribute to!

If you can't make it to the meeting, the organizers say they will be considering comments left at http://www.livewithculture.ca/category/creative-capital-initiative/ into account as well.

And if it's a transcript you're looking for, the good folks at @praxistheatre will be using the Twitter hashtag #creativeTO, as they did at a March 28 public meeting, to record the event as well.

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