Rocky island puts arts and culture into high gear.
City council members on Monday night approved an agreement to pay Quad City Arts $ 18,000 to manage arts programming in the community over the next 12 months.
As part of the deal, Quad City Arts will work with the city’s arts commission to develop events and implement public art installations such as outdoor sculptures and murals.
Alderman Dylan Parker, Ward 5, thanked Quad City Arts General Manager Kevin Maynard and his team for their partnership with the city. Parker asked if the city’s arts commission would develop another plan for the arts in addition to the current plan that was developed in 2015.
“The current plan for the arts is either finished or about to expire,” said Nathan Parch, director of community and economic development. “We will evolve into a model that will have an annual scope with the help of QC Arts on board to help inform the types of artistic programming that we do in the community, rather than relying on a plan that is prepared at some point. over time and administered over a number of years.
The new plan will replace the current multi-year arts plan, allowing for greater collaboration with artists, performers and community organizations, while putting more energy and focus in art and public events.