Raleigh Arts Hosting Arts Listening Sessions

News posted Jun. 01, 2018 - 6:00 pm

Raleigh Arts is hosting a series of listening sessions to help design its new Arts in Communities Program and invites everyone interested in bringing community and public art projects to Raleigh neighborhoods to attend and give feedback.

Arts Listening Sessions will be held on:

  • Saturday, June 16, 10:30 am - 12 pm
    Sertoma Arts Center,1400 West Millbrook Rd. Raleigh, NC 27612

  • Wednesday, June 20, 6:30 - 8 pm
    Green Road Community Arts Center, 4201 Green Rd. Raleigh, NC 27604

  • Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 - 8 pm
    Carolina Pines Community Center, 2305 Lake Wheeler Rd. Raleigh, NC 27603

Arts Listening Session are designed as a forum for artists and community members to share what you’d like to see in your neighborhoods and help identify ways Raleigh Arts can assist you in making these ideas a reality. The session will include an introduction to Raleigh Arts and brainstorming sessions. All are welcome.

Information gathered at the Arts Listening Sessions will help Raleigh Arts define Arts in Community Programming. Arts Program Director Belva Parker states, “The Arts in Communities Program will be about supporting our artists and communities to realize their creative ideas. The goal is to for communities in Raleigh to explore the power of art and culture in their own zip code, and for our local artists to lead the way in that effort. Raleigh Arts’ goal is to be the facilitator - providing stipends, collaborative workshops and listening sessions to inform the design of the Program along the way”.

The Office of Raleigh Arts supports and promotes the arts in Raleigh and is charged with administering the programs of the Raleigh Arts Commission, the Public Art and Design Board and supporting the Pullen and Sertoma arts centers. The Office of Raleigh Arts is a part of the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department.

For more information, visit raleighnc.gov and search “Raleigh Arts in Communities.” Those needing translation services please contact Belva Parker, Arts Program Director.

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