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Arts Strategy review

Come to a workshop on 28 February to share your views on the arts in Palmerston North. The workshops will help us prioritise what our Arts Strategy should focus on.

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The next step of our Arts Strategy review gets underway this month with two workshops on 28 February.

The Arts Strategy sets the direction for Council investment in the arts.

The current strategy is designed to make the arts accessible for everyone. It’s about encouraging people from a range of backgrounds and cultures to get involved and share their passion and skills.

It focuses on five drivers:

  • strengthening leadership and bringing people together
  • enhancing the look and feel of the city
  • increasing participation
  • celebrating diversity and culture
  • improving access to the arts

You're invited to an Arts Strategy workshop

Last year we started to review the strategy. To kick start the discussion we surveyed the local arts community for their views, to help us identify where we are now and what some of the opportunities might be for the future.

Now we're taking the next step with two workshops at the end of this month. The workshops will help Council to better understand the issues raised in the survey, and inform the development of the new strategy. A draft strategy will then go out for public consultation later this year.

The workshops will be held at the Conference Room in the Convention Centre on Tuesday 28 February. You are invited to attend one of two sessions:

  • 9am to 11am
  • 5.30pm to 7.30pm

Light refreshments will be provided.

Space at the workshops is limited. Please RSVP to Julie Ireland by 22 February.

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