A Community Cultural Plan for the City of Newark
Powered by Newark Arts
Un Plan Cultural de la Comunidad de la Ciudad de Newark
Desarrollado por Newark Arts
Um Plan Cultural pa Comunidade de Cidade de Newark
Alimentado por Newark Arts
Banner mural by: Layqa Nuna Yawar
What is NEWARK CREATES?
Newark Creates is a collaborative plan, powered by Newark Arts on behalf of the City. It is an organized initiative of community members, nonprofit, for profit, and governmental stakeholders working together to advance an equitable foundation for both communities within Newark and the Community of Newark to thrive with arts and culture. The outcomes of the Plan will support the civic, social, and economic growth of the City of Newark and will advance new developments in the creation, production, and availability of arts and culture in the city.
Newark Creates is an eighteen-month-long cultural planning process that will culminate with a report of findings and 3-5 year implementation plan, to be completed and released in July 2018. The implementation plan will engage community and local stakeholder input as a springboard from earlier recommendations put forth by the Mayor’s Arts, Cultural Development and Tourism Transition Committee in the Blueprint for a New Newark, released in 2014. The Blueprint puts forth recommendations to:
- Strategize the building of vibrant communities by creating and supporting the arts in neighborhoods;
- Develop a plan for the strategic use of city-owned properties to enrich neighborhoods and drive economic development through the arts;
- Advance the positive branding of Newark through the arts; and
- Maximize the effective use of city parks, libraries, and recreation centers as vibrant venues for arts presentation.
The outcomes of the Plan will support the civic, social and economic growth of the City of Newark and will advance new developments in the creation, production, and availability of arts and culture in the city. A community cultural plan created for the City, by the City, and of the City is a method to achieve this goal.