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Drafted by the Bellevue Arts Commission and a citizens steering committee, and adopted by the City Council in 2004, Cultural Compass: A Strategic Vision for the Arts & Culture represents Bellevue's first comprehensive arts plan in 30 years. This document informs and encompasses all of the Arts Commission’s programs.
This year the Arts Commission will launch a limited update of the Cultural Compass. The focus will be on four of the plan's eight goals:
- Artists and Arts Organizations: Strengthen Bellevue's arts and cultural organizations and opportunities for artists, both professional and avocational;
- Cultural Diversity: Promote the arts and cultural traditions of Bellevue's increasingly diverse population to distinguish and enrich civic life;
- Cultural Facilities: Develop a mix of flexibly designed, quality visual and performing arts spaces to serve Bellevue and Eastside organizations, artists and residents; and
- Public Art: Strengthen and expand Bellevue's Public Art Program.
We're interested in your ideas about how to effectively pursue these goals over the next five years. Soon we'll be posting information about both online and in-person opportunities to share your ideas and observations about moving arts and culture forward in Bellevue. Contact staff at the phone number or email on the right if you'd like to find out more or if you're just interested in learning more about the arts in Bellevue.