Last fall the Arlington Commission on Arts and Culture (ACAC) engaged the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) to launch a town-wide cultural planning process. Since then they’ve learned a lot from a survey (with 800 respondents), a series of focus groups, and two town meetings. They have focused on assessing the following:
- the nature and quality of Arlington’s existing arts and cultural assets,
- the challenges facing Arlington’s arts and cultural sector (which includes individual artists,
businesses, and organizations, and others), and
- the opportunities that exist for strengthening Arlington’s arts and cultural life.
Speaking for myself (Bruce Hoppe, not representing ACA), I am excited to assist with the musical aspects of this discussion. For starters, what are Arlington’s existing musical assets? I know of an MAPC spreadsheet on this question (for cultural assets in general), but I would really like to see or develop an intuitive overview, perhaps in the form of a short article. Let’s hear the story, not the inventory. Working title for the story is “The Arlington Music Scene.”
Are you also interested in this story? I would like to hear your perspective. Please drop me a line. You can comment on this blog post, or email me at behoppe333 (at) gmail (dot) com.
Stay tuned to this blog for updates on this conversation. Thanks!