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While perusing the internet this weekend I came across an interesting article in the Austin Chronicle (“Shape of Things to Come,” March 7) about CreateAustin, a five-to-10-year cultural-investment blueprint. CreateAustin consultant Bill Bulick boiled down the 120 pages of recommendations into “10 Big Ideas” — a to-the-point list of concepts such as consolidating various city arts programs into one office of cultural affairs, encouraging neighborhood-based grassroots cultural development, and increasing access to business and technical development tools.

This got me wondering … how is San Antonio’s 3-year-old Cultural Collaborative coming along? According to our Office of Cultural Affairs website, the plan is almost 80-percent implemented — including an Arts Education staff person, the good-and-growing Sahearts.com, and small-business assistance through the City’s economic-development office. But plenty of items are partially implemented (better marketing) or awaiting action (board diversity training). Of course we still have seven years to go. And another TCC-supported idea, a performing-arts center, goes before voters in this May’s election. How do you think TCC is doing? Email me at jherrera@sacurrent.com.


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