Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cultural Plan Roll Out/Bob Pullo

Yesterday, more than 200 people attended the Cultural Alliance's public roll out of its year long Cultural Plan. The consultant, Diane Mataraz, explained that we are "opening our Tent" and becoming more that just a fundraiser. While still funding our current grantees, we will also fund partnerships, projects, and individuals who need help.

No longer members, the cultural sector are our partners in driving community through creativity. Very exciting stuff and we will need everyone's help to make York, Hanover, and York County more vibrant and unique than it already is!

At the morning roll out, at Crispus Attucks, the executive director of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, announced that our own Board Emeritus, Founder, Funder and all around arts guru, Bob Pullo, has been approved by the Senate to be the first Yorker ever to sit on the PA Council on the Arts' board. They couldn't have picked a better person - and we are so lucky to have Bob as our county's spokeperson on the Council.

Friday, June 5, 2009

We have a Plan!!!!

On Tuesday, June 9, Diane Mataraza will unveil the results of the Cultural Alliance's Community Cultural Plan which took a year to complete. The Alliance board has approved its direction and it was incorporated into our strategic plan. The Cultural Alliance now begins transforming the York Community through its leadership.

The Public Roll out will be held three times on June 9.
  • Crispus Attucks - 9:00 AM
  • Studio at the Strand - 1:00 PM - Philadelphia Street Entrance
  • York College - 7:00 PM - Humanites 218 - Creekside - Film Viewing Room

We want York to come and hear what all your words translated into - as you know, more than 3300 Yorkers weighed in on what they want this cultural community to become. Please join us and then HELP us implement this plan to everyone's delight!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Governors Arts Awards

I have wonderful news! Governor Ed and Judge Marjorie Rendell are hosting the Governors Arts Awards on October 1 in York!!!! The Cultural Alliance is the lead community resource and the Strand is the venue. It's like the academy awards in York.

Last year they honored artists, organizations, and patrons. The winner of the Arts Award was Micheal Keaton, Batman, who was born in Pittsburgh.

We don't know who is coming, but we know that the Strand holds 1200 seats and we want to fill them. There will also be a post show reception, around 8:00 - details to unfold.

Along with the awards, we want to have a celebration of excellent creativity around the Strand to showcase our city and our creative sector. Please contact us if you want to help!

It is a great honor that we have been chosen - let's all make it wonderful.