Cultural Plan Updates: Fall 2021


Our Community Plan: Activated

We're back with our third quarterly update as hundreds of individuals and community organizations continue the work of implementing our community's 10 priorities inside the Cultural Plan. These partners, with support and leadership from ArtsNow, are Implementing, Exploring, Expanding, and Promoting the vision for our community.

Here are some highlights from the past few months. 

Akron's First Latin American Festival 

Last month marked the city’s first annual Latin American Festival. Meet Rita Aggerwal, co-director of Proyecto RAICES, who helped to organize the festival designed to celebrate and connect neighbors to Latin American culture in Akron. Watch the video >

Priority: Equity + Engagement

Placemaking with Peter Jones

Artist Peter Jones (Seneca/Onondaga) returned to Akron last month to kick-off a new project with the City of Cuyahoga Falls. Explore his career, connection to our region, and his insights into honoring Native American culture. Watch the video > 

Priority: Talent + Placemaking

The Art of P.R. Miller

From July to September 2021, Summit ArtSpace featured "Present and Retro," an exhibition featuring legendary Akron artist P.R. Miller. His work has inspired generations of Akron artists. Watch the interview with P.R. >

Priority: Talent

LGBTQ+ Community Needs Assessment

Meet Andrew Snyder, research program coordinator for Kent State University's College of Public Health, who is leading the first comprehensive greater Akron LGBTQ+ specific community needs assessment. Watch the interview >

Priority: Equity + Resources

Read the plan and find more updates at
We all own this plan and it will take all of us to implement it! So what have you been working on that fits into a priority? Share your update here!

Ready for more?

Find all recent news & updates here or browse by priority:
EquityAccessibility • EducationTalentEngagementResourcesConnectionsEconomic ImpactPlacemakingPublic Art

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