Outline of the recently adopted Creative Edge – Sacramento’s Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Plan (Part 1).
Like many of you, I have been following the development of Creative Edge – Sacramento’s Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Plan. I was unable to attend all of the community meetings – but I did attend a neighborhood meeting at the Warehouse Artist’s Lofts on R Street and participate on an online community-wide survey. Not significant in the big scheme of things – but I like to think that I did my part.
Creative Edge can be best described as a guidebook and/or blueprint. Developed with input from thousands of Sacramentans, Creative Edge lays out the path forward for the next 5+ years.
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Will Creative Edge sit on a shelf or be implemented? That is the question – and the answer depends on all of us. I for one am very interested in the outcome!
Support for the arts in Sacramento appears strong. According to Creative Edge more than 90% of residents cite arts and culture as important for the community and themselves personally, and 73% of City residents support an annual citywide tax to support the arts. We will have to wait and see if these numbers reflect reality (especially as it relates to $$).
Four major themes emerged from the process. They are:
- Sacramento’s story is rich with history, innovation and creativity.
- Cultural equality is a priority for the community, and residents want to celebrate and infuse their diverse cultures in all neighborhoods.
- Common ground is found in prioritizing arts education.
- Sacramento wants to see investments in the arts, artists, and creatives.
Sacramento’s Arts, Culture and Creative Economy Plan includes six goals with each goal presenting an overall, desired outcome:
- Provide art’s education to all Sacramento’s children and youth.
- Advance cultural equity for all Sacramento’s diverse population.
- Build upon and expand Sacramento’s unique creative economy.
- Enable Sacramento artists and creatives to thrive in their work and provide creative leadership in the community.
- Celebrate and infuse all Sacramento neighborhoods and districts with arts and culture.
- Expand and solidify Sacramento’s investment in arts and culture.
The devil is always in the detail – and one blog post will not do this topic justice. Consider this blog post as #1 in a mini-series of posts on Creative Edge.
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