Thursday, May 24, 2012

Public Arts Policy Interactive Forum

Facilitated by the Yellow Springs Arts Council

Saturday, June 2, 2012 (10:30am-12:30pm)
First Presbyterian Church

The YS Arts Council invites the Yellow Springs community to join an interactive discussion focused on gathering feedback to develop a local arts policy that reflects a solid community partnership fitting to our Village.

The YSAC participated in a public forum held by the YS Village Council during its May 21st meeting at the John Bryan Center to begin a dialogue about a public art policy. We are looking for direct input from the Yellow Springs community as to what a local strategy could look like. Share your opinions about art in public spaces and relevant issues to be considered.

Proposed Talking Points for the June 2nd Feedback Session:

1. Arts in the Public Eye: Village Perspectives
(Panel Talk – Jerome Borchers, John Booth, Deb Housh, Nancy Mellon & Meg Miller)

2. Arts – Creativity – Economic Development: The Connection for Yellow Springs
(Interactive Discussion led by TBC)

3. Community Process for Public Art: Freedom – Censorship – Mediation
(Focused Working Session led by Dennie Eagleson, Creative Director, Antioch College)

4. Public Support for the Arts: Role of YS Government, Business & Non-Profit Organizations
(Solution-Driven Idea Generation led by Jo Wilson, D.D.S., Ph.D., Wright State U., SARDI)

The Arts Council is dedicated to advocacy for and promotion of our community’s creative spirit, strengthening capacity to build economic prosperity and enhancing the quality of life. Based on your feedback, we plan to generate an action plan to preserve the rich artistic culture that defines Yellow Springs. Get involved!

Don’t miss this opportunity to express your perspectives on these critical issues. This community roundtable discussion will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs on Saturday, June 2 from 10:30am to 12:30pm. For more information, contact Jerome Borchers at 937-546-1381.

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