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Cultural News

Cultural News is a monthly global round-up of what's happening in culture to help you be up to date with current topics and trends. Excerpts are directly quoted from the articles – here you can browse through the featured stories and access the full issues.

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2023 Issues

Cultural News August 2023
Cultural News / August 31, 2023
Developers selected for Family Court Building project incorporating AAMP, Free Library, and ‘premier lifestyle hotel’

Developers have been selected to revamp the Family Court Building into a hotel. An adjacent lot will hold the African American Museum in Philadelphia and the Free Library’s new Children and Family Center.

During Wednesday’s news conference, Mayor Jim Kenney said the parkway location is exactly where the African American Museum should be, not across the street from a prison, where the current facility is located.

“It’s not just African American history, it’s American history,” Kenney said. “It’s just been denied. It’s been ripped out of the history books. This is where it belongs.”

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Cultural News / July 31, 2023
Creating A Public Art Plan for Columbus

The Greater Columbus Arts Council has announced a year-long initiative to launch a public art plan. “A public art plan can create a road map for how a city can create more public art opportunities for both artists and residents,” says Holly Shen, Director, Lord Cultural Resources.

With joint funding provided by the City of Columbus and Franklin County Ohio, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (GCAC) has engaged Lord Cultural Resources to develop a plan that will guide the future of public art in the central Ohio region. LCR has partnered with Columbus-based cultural leaders Jonna Twigg and Marshall Shorts to help carry out the work.

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Cultural News / June 30, 2023
Cultural diversity: What makes the Rockford region shine?

The Rockford Area Arts Council is hosting several workshops and public input sessions to see what attracts entrepreneurs, artists and creators to the Rockford region. “We are so honored to be working with the unique and inspiring community of Rockford and look forward to hearing what Rockford needs and wants from this cultural plan,” said Eve Moros Ortega, Director of the U.S. Office of Lord Cultural Resources, who will lead the planning effort.

Lord Cultural Resources has been engaged by the Rockford Area Arts Council to develop the Rockford Region Cultural Plan to support a thriving arts and culture sector that will benefit all who live and work in the region.

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Cultural News / May 31, 2023
City Of Miami Commissioners Moving Forward with Virginia Key Basin Projects, Plan For Homeless Families

Miami City Commissioners, in a sweeping four-fifths majority vote, established a contract for museum consultant services for the Historic Virginia Key Beach Park Museum with Lord Cultural Resources. The Civil Rights museum on Virginia Key Beach will not only embrace the creation of the county's only "colored people" beach back in 1945, but also would honor the history and the dedication of all workers of color who helped build Miami dating to some 50 years earlier.
See our work with Virginia Key Beach Park Museum

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Remai Modern
Cultural News / April 22, 2023
Remai Modern Museum in Saskatoon sees 'spectacular' visitor numbers

Just six months after adopting a change to its admissions model, the Remai Modern Museum of Contemporary Art in Saskatoon reports a “dramatic” increase in visitor numbers. Since changing to a by-donation entrance fee in order to make its collections and exhibitions accessible to a greater number of people, attendance rose by 72.7% compared to the same period of the previous year.
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Women's History Month
Cultural News / March 31, 2023
Celebrating Women's History Month

As we conclude March 2023, International Women's History Month, we want to take a moment to reflect on the inspiring women who have made significant contributions in the cultural world. Throughout the month, we have dedicated a different week to honor four women who inspire us as Leaders, Trailblazers, DEAI Advocates, and Youth.

We are thrilled to present the final poster that captures the essence of our month-long celebration. We express our gratitude to all those who have participated in honoring these remarkable women and acknowledge their exceptional work in the cultural sector.

We invite you to download the poster and join us in continuing to celebrate and honor women who inspire us with their remarkable achievements.

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City of Charlotte
Cultural News / February 28, 2023
City Releases Lord Cultural Resources Report on Current State of Culture in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Area

The City of Charlotte on Monday released the State of Culture Report, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area's most up-to-date study of local arts and culture conditions. Residents and all local arts and culture participants are invited to provide additional input on the city's cultural planning efforts through a survey and during a virtual public meeting about the report.

The State of Culture Report is a common foundation of information for artists, cultural organizations, policy makers, patrons, funders and residents to understand the issues and conditions facing local arts and culture. Its findings will inform the strategies and action steps that will be included in the future Charlotte Arts and Culture Plan, due to be released later this year. The plan will be the culmination of the city's ongoing initiative to support economic sustainability and growth in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg arts and culture sector.

“We were able to really speak to people about what is important for them regarding arts and culture, and not just individual artists and arts organizations, but residents as well as educators,” said Joy Bailey-Bryant, president of consulting company Lord Cultural Resources US.

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The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Cultural News / January 31, 2023
Association Of Children’s Museum Releases New Five-Year Strategic Plan

The Association of Children’s Museum (ACM), is the world’s foremost professional society supporting and advocating on behalf of children’s museums. The association is pleased to announce its new five-year (2023-2028) strategic plan.

To plan for this future, ACM engaged Lord Cultural Resources, to work collaboratively with the board, executive director, and staff leadership to facilitate a strategic planning process to revisit their current mission and vision, set impactful goals, and develop measurable objectives around four main priorities for the organization.

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