BELFAST — The Belfast Creative Coalition (BCC), the City of Belfast and its partners are collaborating with Reinholt Consulting to organize a community designed plan to further enhance the quality of life of residents and the creative economy in Waldo County.
After more than a year of public meetings, surveys, and analysis, the group will present the data findings, plan goals, objectives, action plan, and discuss the next steps.
The BCC will host a celebration and public meeting, Saturday, Feb. 8, from 3 to 5 p.m., at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center, in Belfast. The purpose of the meeting is to present and further refine the framework of the Waldo County Arts and Cultural Plan and to facilitate a lively discussion on next steps.
There will be two additional meetings in Unity and Searsport/Stockton Springs in late February and early March.
“Continued robust input from citizens, artists, and cultural organizations throughout this process has been and will be essential to the success of this effort,” said BCC, in a news release.
The BCC welcomes continued widespread community involvement to help put the Waldo County Arts and Cultural Plan into action. For those who are interested in learning where they fit into the plan, they are encouraged to attend this meeting.
“Our own arts and culture plan is nearing its final stages,” said Larraine Brown, BCC’s executive director, in the release. “Input has been tremendous from all over Waldo County. We anticipate real and positive results within our arts communities and for our hard working creators who make profoundly unique and even necessary contributions to our local economy and our way of life here in Maine.”
Join the BCC on February 8, at 3 p.m., at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center for snacks, beverages, fun, and facts.