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Alexandria’s Arts & Culture Plan – A Town Hall Meeting to Shape its Future | News Release | City of Alexandria

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Alexandria Creates – Community Meeting to Shape the Vision of Arts & Culture in Alexandria

For Immediate: September 6, 2016

 

The community is invited to attend a town hall meeting on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center, 1605 Cameron St., to provide feedback on the development of a citywide arts and culture plan. An arts reception will begin at 6 p.m.

The goal of the plan is to create a long-term plan that better capitalizes on existing resources to make Alexandria’s rich arts and culture sector stronger, more accessible, and more sustainable. This plan allows the City of Alexandria to better integrate arts and culture into other policy areas, including education, economic development, public safety, public health, youth activities, human services, housing, parks, and open spaces.

The City of Alexandria Office of the Arts is working with Cultural Planning group in developing the citywide public plan. Cultural planning is an inclusive process that engages residents, visitors, and various sectors to help local government identify cultural resources, needs, and opportunities and think strategically about how these resources can help a community to achieve its civic goals. Here in Alexandria, we have titled this process “Alexandria Creates”.

Persons unable to attend the meeting can send written comments to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities, Attention: Diane Ruggiero, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA 22314, or e-mail diane.ruggiero@alexandriava.gov.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Diane Ruggiero at 703.746.5590 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail diane.ruggiero@alexandriava.gov.

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