It is not often that the head of the NEA comes to North Dakota. In a Town Hall meeting tomorrow (August 24, 5:30 – 6:30 pm), Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) will participate in a Town Hall, hosted by the North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Arts Partnership at Fargo’s Plains Art Museum. The Town Hall is open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. At the Town Hall, Chairman Chu will speak about the NEA’s 50th anniversary and take questions from the audience, giving her an opportunity to learn more about how the arts play an important role in the North Dakota arts community.
As part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ 50th anniversary celebration, the NEA created a story bank of multimedia content to showcase the impact of the arts. To date, hundreds of people from across the country, including North Dakota, have submitted stories about how the arts and the National Endowment for the Arts have impacted their lives.
This is the opportunity to raise your voice about the importance of art to North Dakota and how you think the NEA might help the arts become integral to everyone’s life. I think it would be worth the trip to see what the NEA is planning for the next 50 years! Bring your ideas and your creativity to the discussion.