Arts & Culture can address many community needs including housing & neighborhood development, education, quality of life, talent development/retention economic vitality, and tourism in the entirety of Prince George’s County. Within this study the consulting team will be speaking directly with different geographic quadrants of the county to delve into issues pertinent to all demographics and socioeconomic groups to understand the needs of the residents. Through possible partnerships expressed and elucidated by community members and collaborations with community organizations this study seeks to recognize the needs of the community and make recommendations to address them at a county-wide scale.
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Yes, all information for the community workshops is available on the cultural arts study page of the Prince George’s County Planning Department, you can also click here.
Thank you for this question. The consulting team will be developing a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on extensive expertise in cultural arts planning; proactive and economic development and neighborhood revitalization techniques; placemaking; community outreach, an understanding of the changing dynamics of market demands; housing demands and strategies intended to maximize transit-oriented development. A key structuring component of the study is a specific focus on utilizing cultural arts as an economic driver for the county.
The next steps include facilitating four community meetings to be scheduled on January 28th, February 18th, March 11th, April 8th, and May 13, 2021; a youth meeting and an interactive education session will also be scheduled. Stay tuned to the Prince George’s County Cultural Arts Study Website for updates regarding these meetings and additional information.
For this study, there will be a meeting devoted specifically to the youth to gain their perspective regarding Arts and Culture in Prince George’s County.
We have 4 other community workshops planned and they will take place during the evenings January through May 2021.
Thank you for your interest in participating in/or hosting a Community Circle conversation. We will be sending out a facilitation toolkit for all who are interested. Please email us at PGCCAS@ppd.mncppc.org to be sent the tool kit and information on how to submit your conversation notes.
Please contact the Prince George’s County Arts and Humanities Council regarding the services they provide at http://princegeorgesartshumanitiescouncil.com.
We are working to insure multicultural approaches and inclusionary practices within community engagement. We welcome suggestions and hosts for community circles to ensure that we hear from as many communities as possible.
Thank you for this suggestion, the study team is looking to create strategies for communication and inclusion of all cultural communities in Prince George’s County. We welcome these suggestions and more.
Thank you for this suggestion. The County will look to specific agencies to identify possible partners for this work.
Question continued: For example: Lots of people from Prince George’s County travel to DC for arts and culture, and vice versa. There seem to be opportunities for shared resources and capabilities there.Answer: Thank you for this suggestion. These are exactly the type of partnership suggestions that the team is seeking to strengthen through this study.
Thank you for this question, this is exactly the type of information—barriers/weaknesses and opportunities to address — that the team is seeking to identify with this study.