Join the cultural conversation at the Austin Town Hall Park

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Join the cultural conversation at the Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St., March 15, as part of the Chicago Cultural Plan 2012.

The City of Chicago’s  Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is encouraging residents to share stories and ideas about arts and culture in of all 77 communities in the city to help create the blueprint for Chicago’s cultural future.

According to the city’s website, the 2012 event is the third cultural plan the city has hosted. In 1986 and 1995, the city developed similar plans to address cultural needs and opportunities in Chicago.

The 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan will address many of the same issues presented in previous years and aims to build on Chicago’s vast cultural assets and vibrant community.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Cultural Policy in City Government
  • Citywide Communications and Cooperation
  • Facilities
  • Technical and Financial Resources
  • Arts and Education
  • Paying for the Plan – Revenue Options
  • International Programs (Addressed in the 1995 revisit)


Click here for more information or to RSVP for a meeting.


Here’s a schedule of upcoming meetings
Mar. 13, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Douglas Park Field House, 1401 S. Sacramento Dr.
Mar. 14, 4:00-5:00pm, Student Conversation, 6:00-8:00pm Neighborhood Conversation, DePaul University , Lincoln Park Student Center, LPSC Room 120 B, 2250 N. Sheffield Ave.
Mar. 15, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Austin Town Hall Park, 5610 W. Lake St.
Mar. 20, 6:30 – 8:30pm, Logan Square Art Center, 2800 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Mar. 21, 5:30 – 7:30pm, South Chicago Branch Library, 9055 S. Houston Ave.
Mar. 22, 7:00 – 9:00pm, Zhou Brothers Art Center, 1029 W. 35th St.
Mar. 23, 10:00am- 4:00pm, Creative Chicago Expo, 78 E. Washington St.
Mar. 24, 10:00am-4:00pm, Creative Chicago Expo, 78 E. Washington St.
Mar. 26, 6:00-8:00pm, Woodson Regional Library, 9525 S. Halsted St.
Mar. 27, 6:00-8:00pm, Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St.
Mar. 28, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Clearing Library, 6423 W. 63rd Pl.
Mar. 29, 6:00-8:00pm, Copernicus Cultural and Civic Center, 5216 W. Lawrence
Mar. 31, 10:00am – 12:00pm, Pritzker Elementary School, 2009 W. Schiller St.
Apr. 3, 6:00-8:00pm, Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St.
Apr. 4, 6:00-8:00pm, Pullman State Historic Site: Clocktower/Administration Building, 11057 S. Cottage Grove Ave.





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