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What’s Missing from the City’s New Arts and Culture Plan?

Last week (10/14/15), the Houston City Council adopted a new Arts and Cultural Plan for the city — it’s first in 22 years. The goal? To harness all the cultural assets the city has to offer, identify the programming needs of audiences and patrons and the funding needs of institutions. While the plan passed and […]

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Last week (10/14/15), the Houston City Council adopted a new Arts and Cultural Plan for the city — it’s first in 22 years. The goal? To harness all the cultural assets the city has to offer, identify the programming needs of audiences and patrons and the funding needs of institutions.

While the plan passed and is in effect, some arts organizations would like to see a few things addressed before moving forward.

We discuss the plan with News 88.7 arts and culture reporter Amy Bishop, hear the thoughts of Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and talk with Jenni Rebecca Stephenson, the Executive Director of Fresh Arts.

MORE: Houston City Council Approves Arts And Cultural Plan (Oct. 14, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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