Our community has a rich history of embracing and supporting a vibrant arts, music, and cultural scene. We have implemented policies to support the arts locally, including an investment in public art throughout our community. From Michael Brown’s murals to the iconic Cat’s Cradle to Carolina Performing Arts, Playmakers Repertory Company, and the Ackland Art Museum at UNC, our community is rich in artistic and cultural amenities.

Policy Ideas + Solutions

But our arts community requires more support to continue to thrive. Artists of all vocations need affordable places to live and spaces to work. As our community has become more expensive, creative class individuals have found it harder to live and work in our community.

Tackling this problem requires changes in our local policies to make it easier to build new housing to solve our housing shortage. We also have to work to make it possible to build affordable spaces for creative activities.

Our values compel us to invest in and grow the arts. Our local policy should reflect this value.

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