Chicago's new Cultural Plan—with 10 priorities, 36 recommendations, and more than 200 initiatives—puts for an ambitious arts agenda. The plan's most important chapter, though, has yet to be written: how it will be implemented. Don't let Chicago's new Cultural Plan sit on a shelf. Sign the petition to show the Chicago City Council you support the plan and its implementation.
Image credit: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Education Programs / Photographer Todd Rosenberg
It's going to take all of Chicago working together to transform these pioneering ideas into wins for our schools, neighborhoods, and economy. I support the Chicago Cultural Plan and its implementation, and I urge the City Council to do its part in making sure the plan doesn't sit on a shelf.
In Chicago, 53,603 jobs and 4.31 percent of businesses are arts-related. The nonprofit arts alone are a $2.2 billion industry that support over 60,000 full-time equivalent jobs. Investing in the Chicago Cultural Plan will reap economic and social rewards for all Chicagoans.