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An Action Plan to Make Hillsboro More Creative and Welcoming
Developed in 2017 and 2018, the Action Plan incorporates a broad range of diverse community voices and ideas into five strategic initiatives.
Post Date:10/26/2018 11:30 am
Everyone in Hillsboro deserves access to high-quality arts and culture.
The question is “How?”
The answer begins in the City of Hillsboro’s newly adopted Cultural Arts Action Plan.
Developed in 2017 and 2018 with a broad range of diverse community voices and ideas, the Cultural Arts Action Plan builds on the Hillsboro 2035 Community Plan and other strategic City plans to make Hillsboro more creative and welcoming.
The Cultural Arts Action Plan’s 21-member Steering Committee worked with community members and partners to evaluate Hillsboro’s current creative assets, then to identify future opportunities to embed creative expression and cultural experiences in the daily life of every neighborhood in Hillsboro.
Here are the Action Plan's five strategic initiatives:
1. Generate greater awareness of arts and culture activities
Identify where and how community members want to get information
Centralize communication of arts and culture information
Increase outreach to non-English speaking community members
2. Encourage diversity, equity, and inclusion in arts and culture
Increase engagement, partnerships, and support for diverse artists and audiences
Expand opportunities for those from under-served populations and those with disabilities
Create new, inclusive City events that represent the diversity of Hillsboro residents
3. Increase opportunities and support for creative expression
Encourage and help develop new spaces for artists and artisans to showcase their creations
Improve City parks to better function as venues for arts and cultural activities
4. Interweave public art throughout Hillsboro
Fund, select, and install a landmark public art project that is a Hillsboro attraction
Expand public art projects and promote art in public places and spaces
5. Improve the economic strength of Hillsboro's creative sector
Illuminate the economic impact and value of arts and culture in the community
Increase funding, professional development, and programming support for artists and organizations