The Community Cultural Arts Plan is a document that outlines 4 major goals, and the various strategies that accompany each of these goals, that will effectively integrate arts and culture into many aspects of the St. Cloud community.
The plan does not suggest that the arts alone can provide solutions to broad-base community issues, but that the arts may be utilized as an effective tool for addressing a multiplicity of issues. Since the completion of the Plan, the Arts Commission and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation have partnered to move the goals of the Plan forward by creating the ArtWorks Initiative Committee.
detail of Sky Pencil by Stuart Keeler, St. Cloud Public Library
The ArtWorks Initiative Committee is comprised of community leaders and is a coordinated effort between the St. Cloud Arts Commission and the Central Minnesota Community Foundation to move the goals of the Community Cultural Arts Plan forward. The group meets quarterly.
To build widespread awareness in our community, especially among community leaders and catalysts, that arts inspire creativity and creativity is an essential resource for growth and development. Therefore, by investing in the arts, we invest in resource development for our community.