Prince George's County Cultural Arts Study
Please check back for more details about our upcoming meeting this May.
We would like to hear from you as your feedback will create a report to help guide county leaders, in developing policy decisions that best support Prince George’s County’s cultural landscape, and creative economy for the benefit of all.
|On April 16, 2020, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission released the Prince George’s Cultural Arts Study solicitation for consulting services to assist in the development of strategies and recommendations for integrating cultural arts into the County’s economic development and land use planning strategies. The closing date for this solicitation was on May 14, 2020. In late June, the Commission entered into a contract with Lord Cultural Resources who over the next 12-18 months will work with the Prince George’s County Planning Department, the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation, and the Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council in the development of a countywide cultural arts study.|
|The Prince George’s Cultural Arts Study is a collaboration with the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and The Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council.|
Purpose - as envisioned by the Planning Department, the County and its partners.
|To structure the key components of the study with a specific focus on utilizing cultural arts as an economic driver for the county.|
|To explore how the art, culture, and entertainment can play a role in shaping the lives of Prince George’s County residents and the communities in which they live.|
|Identify policy changes that need to occur to ensure that cultural arts are included across all sectors.|
|To ensure Art and Culture is included throughout the County’s infrastructure as ways to advance cultural goals and creative placemaking.|
|To increase opportunities for public art, community art projects, and infrastructure support for artists.|
|Identify opportunities for diverse and intergenerational residents to take an active role in arts and culture programs and recreational activities.|
|To utilize art as a game changer, urban revitalization strategy that will assist in changing the quality of life in our communities across the County.|
|Kickoff Meeting||July 22, 2020|
|First Community-wide Stakeholder Engagement Meeting||October 24, 2020|
|Second Community-wide Stakeholder Engagement Meeting
||January 28, 2021
|Third Community-wide Stakeholder Engagement Meeting||February 18, 2021|
|Fourth- Student/Youth Focus Engagement Meeting||March 25, 2021|
|Fifth Community-wide Stakeholder Engagement Meeting||April 8, 2021
|Sixth Community-wide Meeting Stakeholder Engagement||TBD|
|Draft Review of Proposed Recommendations by the Community||TBD|
- The following people/organizations have volunteered to host Community Circles:
- We (firstname.lastname@example.org) would be willing to host a community arts forum in Riverdale, MD.
- Community resources available in Prince George’s County
- Youth Activities/Meeting: The Office of the Poet Laureate offers opportunities for teen poets. Also, Dialect Prince George's operates the Prince George's Youth Poet Laureate Program.
- Teen and adult poets may visit www.pgahc.org/poet-laureate for information of poetry events and opportunities.
- Multilingual Engagement: We need more outreach to immigrant populations - celebrate multilingual heritage. Remember that immigrant includes Latinx, but also Caribbean, West African, South Asian, Brazilian, etc.