Newark’s major arts organization has unveiled a ten year plan for the city’s creative scene. According to Deputy Director Susan Schear, the plan, called Newark Creates, is sensitive to concerns about preserving the city’s culture.
“We want to make sure that we’re not repeating what has happened in different cultures or different locations, where the arts build up the community and then they are pushed out. So we are very consent and cautious about that and want to make sure that again, there is continuity and sustainability.”
The plan drew from over eighteen months of community meetings, and includes measures to engage to populations who have traditionally been shut out of the art world.