Art administrators, artists, arts educators and art enthusiasts all came together for a roundtable discussion on Tuesday.
The conversation was part of a strategic meeting plan by The Idaho Commission on the Arts held to brainstorm ideas, define priorities and identify challenges for the Commission’s next long-term plan.
The room was filled with passionate discussions about how art can be implemented in our community.
The ICA will take the ideas discussed and use them to build their goals.
“They want to build their goals based on what we need as arts providers and arts organizations and it’s wonderful we get to come together, learn from each other in the room, talk about what’s working what’s not working and then help the Commission build their programming going forward on how they can help us do more for our communities. We really believe that arts is what brings the color to your life, it’s a wonderful avenue of expression, it’s the way we can feel, it’s the way we can express, and we want more people to have the opportunities with that, ” said executive director of the Idaho Falls Arts Council, Brandi Newton.
The Commission has set up similar conversations in 16 locations across the state.