Upcoming public town halls to promote Spark GGB!
Green Bay, Wis. (May 11, 2022) — The Bay Area Arts & Culture Alliance (BAACA) have announced several upcoming town halls to promote Spark GGB!, the first-ever community-wide arts and culture assessment of Greater Green Bay. The general public is highly encouraged to observe, participate, and provide input.
Announced in March, Spark GGB! town halls will play a critical role in informing the collaboration’s consultants gather data on Green Bay’s creative assets and public priorities.
Town hall participation does not require any sort of expertise, merely a willingness to share experience and ideas to help build the most vibrant creative sector.
“The Spark GGB! process is designed to provide opportunities for as many community members as possible to add their thoughts and ideas about creativity in our community,” said Kelli Strickland, executive and artistic director of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.
“These upcoming town halls are the perfect opportunity to share thoughts about what is important to you, whether that’s creative opportunities for youth, public art in your neighborhood, attracting creative sector businesses or talent, or specific offerings in the arts — it’s all up for conversation.”
Over the next five months, and upon the completion of the process, results of the regional cultural assessment of Brown County will be publicly shared at greenbayart.org/spark-ggb.
Upcoming town halls include:
- Wednesday, May 18, 7:30 – 9:30 a.m., Business Sector Town Hall at Tarlton Theatre (RegisterHERE)
- Wednesday, May 18, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Community Town Hall at Weidner Center (RegisterHERE)
- Thursday, May 19, 4 – 6 p.m., Creative Sector Town Hall at Cassandra Voss Center, St. Norbert College (RegisterHERE)
- Wednesday, May 25, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Community Town Hall – VIRTUAL OPTION (RegisterHERE)
Residents are also encouraged to fill-out a Spark GGB! online survey to help move the assessment forward. A Spanish version of the survey will be available on the website on May 18. Participants are eligible to win a $40 Amazon gift card.
Partners involved in Spark GGB! include the Greater Green Bay Chamber, Greater Green Bay Community Foundation, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Discover Green Bay, City of Green Bay, and more.
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