Last week the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners announced the allocation of $125,000 for an arts promotion organization to develop a creative economy master plan that will help provide vision, goals, priorities and strategic direction for the arts in Gwinnett.
The nonprofit Artworks! Gwinnett Inc. will create the master plan, the first step in developing an Arts in Communities program to expand the presence of the arts in Gwinnett.
“The Gwinnett County 2040 Unified Plan identifies ‘Keep Gwinnett a Preferred Place’ as one of the five themes guiding county decisions,” said Chairwoman Nicole Hendrickson. “A thriving arts community attracts tourists and diverse talent, brings about innovation and grows the economy. When we invest in the arts, everyone benefits.”
The master plan will also help lay the foundation for developing policies for funding, identify and create an inventory of current resources, develop a priority of future projects, provide guidelines for future maintenance plans, and encourage a sense of community with residents and stakeholders through community participation.
Artworks! Gwinnett works to strengthen the cultural quality of life for Gwinnett County residents by creating a vision that identifies resources and advocates for a cultural economy.
On top of the funding the County is providing for this initiative, Artworks! Gwinnett will secure an additional $125,000 from other community partners.