ANDERSON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY ARTS MASTER PLAN

WHY IS PUBLIC ART IMPORTANT TO US?

Public art can celebrate and make visible our aspirations, values and heritage.

It can give expression to the many directions that constitute our communities and can characterize our sense of place. Public art can be used to activate public space and invigorate communities. Thoughtfully implemented public art can offer cultural meaning to Anderson Township and convey its spirit and energy to ourselves and our visitors.

WHY DOES ANDERSON TOWNSHIP NEED A
PUBLIC ART PLAN?

The Anderson Township Community Arts Plan will help integrate and unite our Township together through defining and projecting our values and unique qualities to the immediate region and the world beyond our borders. Our plan will create a roadmap for how we begin to activate our many communities to implement and enjoy public art while also celebrating Anderson Township’s spirit and artistic expressions.

HOW CAN PUBLIC ART TRANSFORM A CITY?

Public art provides meaning to our public spaces, reflects our history, current conditions and the aspirations of our city. It adds uniqueness to our neighborhoods, and humanizes our built environment. Public art provides the intersection between our past, present, and future, and also has the power to elevate and unite our city through its unique ability to create gains in social, economic, and cultural value.

Social Value: When people see themselves reflected in their civic spaces, they have a sense of attachment that allows them to feel ownership and respect.

Economic Value: Enhancing the identity and character of Anderson Township through public art directly supports cultural tourism and economic development strategies, which can attract and retain residents.

Cultural Value: Public Art has the power to invite contemplation, cultivate curiosity and creative thinking, and to create uniqueness through the reflection of local history and culture which gives communities a sense of place and identity. 

WHAT DOES PUBLIC ART LOOK LIKE IN 2021?

  • Artist: MADSTEEZZ

  • Example of Lighting

  • Sample of Lighting

  • Artist: Bruce Munro

  • Artist: Bruce Munro

  • Artist: Guido Van Helten

  • Artist: Jae-Hyo Lee

  • Artist: Jan Hendrix

  • Artist: Jan Hendrix

  • Artist: Jan Hendrix

  • Artist: Michael McGillis

  • Artist: Stephen Knapp

  • Artist: Stephen Knapp

  • Artist: Benjamin Lozninger

HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED?

Anyone who lives, works, or invests in Anderson Township is encouraged to be involved in shaping the Community Arts Plan. Here’s how:

  1. Tell us about the Township. Take our Community Treasure Survey and tell us where Anderson’s treasures are.

     

  2. Get creative. Think about what makes Anderson Township interesting, unique, a great place to visit or a great place to call home… then send us those thoughts via photos, renderings, sketches, essays, short stories, ideas, tall tales and one-liners. Just use the “Submit Image or Idea” button below.

     

Email us. Contact us anytime using the contact method below. 

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WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE ANDERSON TOWNSHIP COMMUNITY ARTS PLAN?

March - May 2021: Information Gathering and Research, Project Planning, Stakeholder Engagement

May - July 2021: Community Engagement

July - September 2021: Arts Plan Writing

September 2021: Community Review of Recommendations

October 2021: Community Presentation of Final Community Arts Master Plan

UPCOMING EVENTS

FOCUS GROUPS

WHAT

Join Anderson Township for a lively discussion about the future of public art in Anderson Township. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the future of public art with friends and neighbors. Both focus groups are identical in content and are being offered at two different times to accommodate varying schedules. 

WHEN

June 29, 12:00pm - 1:30pm
June 29, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

WHERE

Juilfs Park Shelter
8249 Clough Pike
Cincinnati, OH 45244
REGISTER

WHEN

They are ongoing!
Can't make the ones above?
Join our invite list below to be notified about future focus group opportunities!

WHERE

Virtually Hosted and Local

JOIN INVITE LIST

SHARE WITH US

HOW TO SHARE

  1. Navigate to area in Anderson Township to drop a pin.
  2. Click the Green selection button in the top left corner.
  3. Drop pin where you'd like to mark your selection.
  4. Choose a type of pin and share a description of it.

COLOR KEY

Orange: Special Stories

Yellow: Special Places

Red: Special People

Blue: Special Art Pieces

Black: Where Public Art Currently Exists

Lavender: Where Public Art Should Exist

RESOURCES

Coming Soon.

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