The Rockford Area Arts Council, with a robust group of regional partners, is launching a year-long process to create the Rockford Region Cultural Plan, for all who live, work, visit, and play in the Rockford Region.  The Rockford Region Cultural Plan will include neighborhood asset mapping, an overall vision for Rockford’s arts and culture, and strategies including public art and greater access to arts and culture events, programs, and initiatives – all with an overarching goal to improve the quality of life for everyone in Rockford.  
The Rockford Region Cultural Plan will help lay the foundation to develop priorities to support arts and culture in Rockford, while encouraging a sense of community among all who participate.  
The inspiration to create a cultural plan for Rockford is driven by compelling data on the benefits of arts and culture. Cultural plans help foster a stronger arts & culture sector, and better connect arts and culture to other community challenges and opportunities. 
Your ideas and perspective are critical elements of this process and will help determine how best to serve the Rockford Region’s creatives, communities, and businesses.  
This survey should take 10–15 minutes to complete. The survey will remain open until Monday, October 9th, 2023.  All responses to this survey will remain strictly confidential.

Another way to get involved is to attend events. Updates with (free and easy!) registration is at the Rockford Arts Council website  Please join us!

We thank you for your time and insights!