Cultural Plan Updates: Summer 2021


Our Community Plan: Activated

We're back with our second 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. 

Millennial Theatre Project

Kicking off their fifth year, leaders of the Millennial Theatre Project share their visions and values for the organization and our community. Watch the interview >

Priority: Equity + Talent

Tuesday Musical Awards

Tuesday Musical’s Annual Scholarship Competition, a nationally recognized competition, began in 1955 with support from generous donors and volunteers, and Tuesday Musical has since awarded approximately 575 scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,000 to talented students embarking on careers as music educators and performers. Learn more > 

Priority: Talent

Educational Events: Catalyzing Public Art 

In partnership with thought leaders across the nation, local experts, and Summit County organizations, ArtsNow curated a 2021 calendar of events designed to enable more art in more places for more people. Learn more >

Priority: Public Art

Akron Podcast Lab

With a goal to amplify local voices of people of color in Akron, Akronites EbaNee Bond, RaJohn Butler, Joy Gadson, Charlee Harris, Ebony Hill, Dominic Moore-Dunson, and John Smith learned the art of podcasting through the Podcast Lab, produced by Futuro Media Group. Watch the video update >

Priority: Equity

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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