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Madison’s Arts Future: A Mayoral Candidate Forum
January 16, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00PM
Barrymore Theater

Ahead of Madison’s 2019 mayoral primary—shaping up to be an eight-way race—Arts + Literature Laboratory and Tone Madison present a forum with the candidates about arts policy at the Barrymore Theatre.

City leadership plays an important role in decisions that shape the civic and economic role of the arts, from funding for the Overture Center to public-art projects to small grants. The need for more spaces for artists and arts organizations in Madison and uncertainty about making the city an affordable place for creative people to live and work present major policy challenges. At this event, candidates will be asked about these issues and their ideas for supporting the arts in Madison.

In advance of the forum, you can submit your ideas for questions through this online form.

You can also help support this event by donating or volunteering. For organizations and businesses wishing to sponsor the forum, click here for the organization sign up form. To make an individual donation, click here to donate through PayPal or credit card.

Free and open to the public. Make sure to visit The Barrymore Theatre a week before, on January 9 at 7pm, when The Capital Times will present a more broad policy debate with the candidates. More info about that: Choosing Madison’s Mayor — Cap Times Talk