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Quarterly Meetings From PCSC Arts Helps Implement Masterplan For Community Arts & Culture

Logo for the Project Arts, Beauty, Culture that the Park City Summit County Arts Council Completed in 2018
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The Park City Summit County Arts Council is holding a meeting tomorrow morning as part of implementation of their masterplan. The speakers and theme of the meeting will regard places and programming. 

The Park City Summit County Arts Council Executive Director Jocelyn Scudder says the meeting is part of the nonprofits efforts to support the local creative sector. They seek to promote, support, and strengthen arts and culture in the community. The council led a cultural planning process in 2017, known as project Arts, Beauty and Culture or ABC. The plan was published in 2018 and now they are looking to implement the plan.

“We don’t want this plan to just sit on a shelf,” Scudder explained. “There was a lot of investment and work that went into this and a lot of time and so we want action. This plan is owned by the community but as the Arts Council we do feel it's our job to maintain momentum and convene the community around these topics that the community stated were important to them during this project ABC survey and planning process. To really get in front of the community we're hosting quarterly project ABC community convenings. These meetings are where we really dig into some of the collective priorities that were identified in the project ABC plan.”

You can find a link to the ABC plan here. The idea around the quarterly meetings is selecting a priority in the plan and find leaders in those priorities from around the state. PCSC Arts Council is hosting their quarterly meeting Thursday from 9:30 am to noon. The meeting takes place at Create PC located at 660 Main Street at what was formerly Zoom.

“The theme that we're going to be talking about is public art and its role in community building,” Scudder continued. “Which I think is so relevant to both Summit County and Park City right now because there's a lot of energy and investment and amazing projects coming forward in both Park City and Summit County surrounding public art. The event is free and open to the public and it's really for anyone. It can be someone who is interested in the creative community, art lovers, enthusiasts, creatives people who work in the creative sector. Or even people who just love our community and want to see it thrive in a variety of ways; arts and culture being one of them.”

Speakers at the meeting will be discussing places and programing. The conversations will include consideration about geographic locations of public art in the communities and how to equitably spread art in the county. The discussions around programming also emphasize interactive and engaging pieces and that programming should be a tool to advance other community priorities.

“There’s a lot happening in both the County and the city,” Scudder said. “There’s also a lot of public investment, both councils have prioritized funding for public art. That's been something exciting, something notable, and we're excited to provide a platform for the community to understand what to look for for public art. Understand the public process, this is all public funding. We're excited to bring that in because really the point is to relate all of this content to Summit County. How can we implement some of these exciting projects and ideas in Summit County?”

Scudder adds the quarterly community convenings offers opportunities for community inspiration, networking and education.

KPCW reporter David Boyle covers all things in the Heber Valley as well as sports and breaking news.
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