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File #: ID# 19-289    Name:
Type: Report Status: General Business
File created: 10/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/22/2019 Final action:
Title: Discussion of a potential Arts and Culture Commission
Attachments: 1. Draft Charter - Littleton Arts and Culture Commission, 2. ARTS Arts & Economic Prosperity Summary, 3. HART Chapter of the Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan, 4. 10 Resons to Support the Arts Poster.pdf, 5. 10.22.2019_Proposed Arts and Culture Commission
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Agenda Date: 10/22/2019

Subject:
Title
Discussion of a potential Arts and Culture Commission
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Prepared By:
Tim Nimz, Director of Library and Museum Services

PURPOSE:
Does city council support creation of an Arts and Culture Commission to advise council on policy matters related to art, culture, and tourism?

PRESENTATIONS:
Staff Presenter(s): Tim Nimz, Director of Library & Museum Services

SUMMARY:
City council provided direction to staff to develop a charter and action plan for a commission to provide policy advice on the issues of art, culture, and tourism; encourage and support the growth and expansion of culture and arts in the community; and foster a vibrant, collaborative, and creative Littleton where arts and culture are defining features of the community's identity and unique character. Staff, in consultation with the Denver firm DJC & Associates, developed a charter outlining the role, vision, goals and objectives, and structure of the new commission. The charter includes the following mission:

The Littleton Arts & Culture Commission was established to foster a community where all residents may engage with the arts and where creativity thrives and is valued. The mission of the LACC is drawn from Littleton's core values, guiding principles, shared priorities, and concerns embodied in the Envision Littleton Comprehensive Plan.

Through public support of the arts, the City of Littleton enhances the quality of life, drives economic development, encourages citizen participation, fosters cultural awareness, promotes tourism, and supports the vibrancy of the community.

The LACC works to celebrate and nurture Littleton's cultural and artistic diversity, ensuring that Littleton is a place where arts and culture thrive and all community members and visitors can engage in and experience the arts and culture in all its forms. The LACC nurtures creative expression, celebrates diversity, builds creative public spaces, and showcases Littleton as a thrivin...

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