City seeks feedback for new arts and culture plan

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FAYETTEVILLE — The city is seeking resident input as part of the process to create a new arts and culture plan.

City officials this week announced the creation of the new plan which would serve as a 10-year roadmap for building “a vibrant, sustainable arts and culture ecosystem that celebrates creativity and diversity throughout the community,” according to a press release issued Thursday.

Officials will collect feedback from the community for the plan via an online questionnaire now available at the Speak Up Fayetteville website, as well as through in-person interviews at community events like the Yvonne Richardson Community Center egg hunt set for 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the Farmers’ Market, and at events scheduled in the Lower Ramble.

The city will collect data into the summer.

“We want everyone in Fayetteville to take part in this outreach phase,” said Joanna Sheehan Bell, arts and culture director. “Our planning efforts will include conversations with the community at large and the creative community including culinary arts, fashion, crafting, dance, film and television, graphic design, folk art and people who are patrons of these activities.”

To give feedback for the plan online, or for a list of upcoming in-person engagement opportunities, visit