See and download the flyer for this event: https://www.mansfieldct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/18334/Cultural-District-InfoSessions-Mansfield_2023_2024
Mansfield to Host Community Input Session about Benefits of Establishing a Cultural District in Mansfield
The Town of Mansfield, in partnership with the Cultural Coalition, is hosting the first of three sessions to provide information and gather input about potentially establishing a cultural district in Mansfield.
The first session, Establishing a Cultural District in Mansfield, will be held on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. The in-person workshop will take place in the Council Chambers at the Audrey P. Beck Municipal Building, 4 South Eagleville Road, Mansfield, CT.
The Cultural Coalition is the Designated Regional Service Organization for the Northeastern region of CT, and now serves 42 towns in eastern CT. According to the Cultural Coalition, “a Cultural District is a specific area of a city or town identified by the municipality that has a number of cultural facilities, activities and/or assets – both for profit and nonprofit. A walkable, compact area is easy for visitors to recognize. It is a center of cultural activities – artistic and economic. It is a place in your city/town where community members congregate, and visitors may enjoy those places that make a community special.” Mansfield Town officials have been meeting with the non-profit Cultural Coalition to discuss the benefits and attributes of a potential cultural district within the community.
To explore attitudes among Mansfield community members for expanding arts and cultural support this way, three public workshops will be held. The second will be Tuesday, December 5, 2023 from 7 to 8 PM, and will specifically focus on input from the Arts, Culture and Creative Community. The third session on January 17, 2024 will focus on community support to establish a cultural district.
Participants are asked to register to attend at www.CultureSECT.org
More information on Cultural Districts and the role of the Cultural Coalition in eastern Connecticut can also be found at that website. Program partners with the Cultural Coalition include Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development, CT Humanities, Congressman Joe Courtney’s Office (Second Congressional District), and the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.