Arts & Culture in Franklin: 2023 Public Input Report

2023 Public Input Report Arts and culture

In Spring 2023, the Town Council appointed an Ad Hoc Subcommittee for Arts and Cultural Initiatives to conduct three public listening sessions for stakeholders and interested parties. The two-hour sessions were held on March 7th at Dean College, April 28th at the Franklin Public Library, and May 19th at Escape into Fiction. In addition, a public survey was distributed to residents. This report overviews the findings of the listening sessions and survey, as well as provides tiered recommendations for the Town Administration and Council to consider. The process was conducted in advance of the Master Plan Update, which will expand upon Franklin’s arts and cultural visioning. In the FY24 Budget, the Town Council - informed, in part, by the findings of the Subcommittee - approved the funding of an Arts & Culture Director position. This report is intended to serve as a starting point and guide to the Director’s larger strategic planning.

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