We are planning for the arts and culture of Newton and we need your help!
Many thanks to the hundreds who attended our community focus groups over the summer & the 825 community members who completed our online survey as of September 2019. Watch this space for updates.
Mayor Ruthanne Fuller and the City of Newton, with the assistance of the Community Design for Arts & Culture Committee (CDAC) are embarking on a seven-month planning process to create a Comprehensive Arts & Cultural Plan for the City.
The plan will identify all of our arts and cultural assets – from our buildings and non-profits, to the events and festivals we host, to the local traditions and initiatives in our villages and neighborhoods. We will explore how arts and cultural goals and interests are aligned with our businesses, recreational opportunities, and commercial districts, and identify goals, set out recommendations, and seek opportunities to collaborate and expand our pool of funding.
PAST NEWS ABOUT ARTS & CULTURE PLANNING:
March 26, 2019
December 19, 2018
Gloria Gavris, Chair
Adrienne Hartzell Knudsen
Councilor Vicki Danberg
Mission Statement of CDAC
The Community Design for Arts & Culture Committee (CDAC) seeks to develop and recommend a viable plan for the City of Newton that will strengthen, expand and sustain arts and culture as an integral part of our community and have Newton be a vibrant center for artistic expression, performance and programming. The Committee's vision to invest in the arts will be viewed through the prism of our history and core values, embracing the vital contributions arts and culture make to a welcoming, culturally diverse, economically prosperous and multigenerational Newton.