Creative Arkansas Community Hub & Exchange Municipal Arts Alliance

Project Added: May 14, 2024
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Municipal Arts Alliance

Municipal Arts Alliance






Community arts

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The Municipal Arts Alliance convenes five municipal governments across Northwest Arkansas in an ongoing dialogue grounded in cultural belonging.

Cross-sectoral teams of municipal leaders from Bentonville, Fayetteville, Rogers, Siloam Springs, and Springdale participate in regular policy workshops, discussions, and field tours. They engage with guest experts who share best practices at the intersection of culture and policy. They connect with peers as part of delegations to other cities and regions across the US. And they undertake ambitious local and regional initiatives that elevate arts and culture in their communities.

The ongoing Municipal Arts Alliance addresses a need stated by regional leaders: as public spaces, cultural venues, and civic life are transforming across Northwest Arkansas, cities are seeking to foster an inclusive creative ecosystem and to invest in character of place. Through the lens of arts and creativity, the program integrates cross-disciplinary connections to pressing issues including creative workforce development, placemaking, active public realm, and diversity and belonging.

The Municipal Arts Alliance is an initiative of CACHE, with support from the Walmart Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, and participating municipalities. It is designed and facilitated by F. Philip Barash, a recognized leader in place-based learning.



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