Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu and Councilman Greg Hahn announced the formation of a task force to determine the feasibility of a Bristol Arts Council.
Artists, businesses, local organizations and members of the community are encouraged to serve on the task force by sending a letter of interest (or email) for consideration by December 5
“The arts are an integral part of any vibrant community, stated Councilman Greg Hahn, who will serve as the chair of the task force. “We are looking to provide access and exposure to all arts and culture, as well as events happening in the city with the objective of leveraging resources and increasing the city’s profile.” said Mayor Zoppo-Sassu.
“It has been demonstrated in numerous studies, in cities across the United States, that arts and culture are important to a community’s quality of life, as well as can serve as an economic catalyst. The anticipation of what the Memorial Boulevard Theater will bring to downtown is but one example of this.”
The anticipated mission of the Bristol Arts Council will be to encourage and invest in the advancement of the arts for the people living and working here, as well as to attract audiences from the region.
The goals of the Council will be to support various events, initiatives and organizations in their pursuit of artistic excellence, to ensure the accessibility of the arts to all citizens and to promote awareness of arts resources and opportunities.
Emails/letters of interest can be sent by the December 5 deadline to: Bristol Arts Task Force
Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61
SILVER SPRING, MD — An outbreak of cyclospora linked to McDonald’s salads has sickened at least 61 people in seven states, federal health officials said Friday. The Food and Drug Administration is working with McDonald’s to identify the salad ingredients making people sick and trace them through the supply chain. As a precaution, McDonald’s has stopped selling the salads in 3,000 fast food restaurants in 14 states to try to contain the outbreak, the FDA said. The states are Illinois, […]
LONDON — Donald Trump has advised British Prime Minister Theresa May to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Britain’s impending exit from the bloc. The American president told reporters Friday at a joint press conference with May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.” Asked Sunday on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show what that suggestion was, May said with an amused expression: “He told me I should sue the […]
CHICOPEE, Mass. – Tens of thousands of people got up bright and early for the Great New England Air and Space show, but guests say they didn’t mind as the show did not disappoint. The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds precision aerial demonstration team is scheduled to perform Saturday and Sunday at the Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee. It’s the first time the Thunderbirds have performed at Westover in a decade. There are 18 different aerial acts each day, including […]
BOSTON – General Electric has embarked on a sweeping makeover aimed at returning the iconic company to greatness. In 2016, the company moved its headquarters from Fairfield to Boston, although the company still thousands of employees in the Connecticut. Wall Street loved GE’s decision to break itself apart by getting rid of its health care, oil and gas and locomotive businesses. The beaten-down stock enjoyed its best day in three years as GE promised to simplify itself and clean up the […]