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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Mapping the Claiborne Cultural District ???

Click the link above to see what this is all about.
We haven't heard much. Just an email with a link indicating that this has been "blessed by City Hall".

There is a survey...  not sure what kind of useful statistics they will actually collect.

"Businesses that advertise, such as art galleries and restaurants, will be specifically mapped for the project from publically available resources."

Dear Cultural, Neighborhood, and Business Organizations:

You have been identified as a crucial asset to the City’s cultural communities. We ask that you send the message below to your email distribution list so that we may truly have an accurate representation of culture bearers and creators throughout New Orleans. We also are eager for your organization to participate in the C4 mapping project. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. See below for a prepared message for to send out, details on the project, and how to participate:

Here is the email:
Dear Friends, Businesses, and Organizations Working, Living and Practicing Culture in New Orleans:

The Claiborne Corridor Cultural Collaborative (C4) is a mapping project of the City of New Orleans Mayor’s Office of Cultural Economy, funded by the National Endowment for the Arts. The map is an essential first step towards establishing a knowledge and asset-based creative place-making tool. Local Architecture and Planning firm, Perez, APC, has been hired to conduct the work.

As a member of New Orleans' formal or informal cultural community, you have a unique opportunity, through the C4 Mapping Project, to stake your ground.

Please visit the C4 website to get more information, see sample maps in-progress and – most importantly – to take a brief survey on the cultural work you do. Completing the survey will ensure your presence on the map. For those answering the survey as individuals, all responses are anonymous.

Alison Gavrell
Cultural Economy Project Coordinator
Office of the Mayor, Mitchell J. Landrieu
1340 Poydras St., Ste. 1000
New Orleans, LA 70112
P: 504-658-0907

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