Nevada Arts Council Hosts Opportunity to Discuss Creative Communities

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Nevada Arts Council Hosts Opportunity to Discuss Creative Communities

ElkoThe Nevada Arts Council  (NAC) is hosting an Arts Town meeting in Elko, Tuesday, April 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Western Folklife Center’s G Three Bar Theater, 501 Railroad Street. Refreshments will be served. The NAC is hosting Arts Town meetings around the state to explore the cultural needs of large and small communities, investigate the role of the arts in the Silver State, and evaluate its role as a state agency.

This process provides valuable information from both the arts industry and the public, which helps the NAC shape Values and Vision (link), the agency’s strategic plan. Individuals are encouraged to complete the online survey, available in English and Spanish, on the NAC website at nac.nevadaculture.org. Print copies are available by calling 775.687.6680. To read the current Values and Vision Strategic plan, visit the NAC website.

"Everyone—artists, educators, parents, elected officials, business people and concerned individuals—is invited to our Arts Town Meetings. We’ve designed them as an occasion to acknowledge community vitality, discuss local challenges and set cultural priorities; as well as to gather information to update the Arts Council’s strategic plan,” notes Susan Boskoff, NAC Executive Director.

“The Western Folklife Center and Northeastern Nevada Museum are honored to be co-sponsors of this forum and hear both individual and collective ‘values and visions’ for our community and state,” said Western Folklife Center Executive Director Charlie Seemann.

“We are very pleased to be co-sponsors of this exciting event” said Claudia Wines of the Northeastern Nevada Museum, “and we hope community members will take advantage of this opportunity, and become involved.”

The Nevada Arts Council, a division of the Nevada Department of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, is charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada.