Friday, August 15, 2008

Arts Congress

The last Arts Congress, meeting at Artspace, adopted a solid group of policies, five in all, as the first step in planning for the growth and development of the arts in NW Louisiana. Yesterday's meeting, at LSU-S, adopted strategies to further those five policies. The steering committee that developed these worked long and hard to ensure that they crafted necessary, yet workable strategies for individuals, organizations and institutions.
Discussion included Carol Anglin's enthusiastic stories of her Art in Education dance initiatives with youngsters at Artbreak, Red River Revel, and then Shreveport Symphony, and Neil Johnson's applauding the work ethic and intensity of the core group that has hammered out these trail blazing policies and strategies and the leadership of Paula Hickman of the Community Foundation. Copies of this document will be given to every arts organization so that each can discuss and sign on to this partnership/collaboration.

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