The Indiana Arts Commission recently announced that Zionsville is one of eight Indiana communities that have been approved for the second phase of the agency’s Vibrant Communities cultural planning consultancy project.
“More and more, community leaders are realizing the arts can play a significant role in making their communities a better place to live and work,” said IAC Executive Director Lewis C. Ricci.
“It is a vision called Creative Placemaking. From Arcadia to Zionsville, Indiana communities have discovered people want to work in communities where they enjoy living. The arts bring jobs, but also a quality of life that attracts creative, entrepreneurial leaders.”
Zionsville was selected from a pool of 26 eligible communities after taking part in the Vibrant Communities colloquium conducted last fall. The colloquium was a partnership between the IAC and Ball State University’s Building Better Communities program. In June, a consultancy was approved for the community of Zionsville for assistance in determining direction and strategies to establish a cohesive cultural district in Zionsville.
Consultancies are expected to continue through October.