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Community Invited to Brainstorm the Future with ACWL-Nuveen

At the Arts Council of White Lake – Nuveen Center (ACWL-Nuveen) we are passionate about our mission: to inspire the White Lake community and West Michigan region through accessible and engaging opportunities in the arts. We like to consider ourselves a nimble organization able to adapt to new creative trends, requests from our ACWL-Nuveen members, and the community at large.

In the spring of 2022, due to the positive growth of the ACWL-Nuveen, Director Erin Peyer convened a Building the Future Committee comprised of interested board members and some steadfast Arts Council volunteers. The committee met multiple times over the past year and a half to discuss what future growth looks like for the ACWL-Nuveen, the needs of our organization, and how we serve the community. In January 2023 the committee made plans for a full board brainstorming meeting which included ACWL-Nuveen staff, instructors, volunteers, and group facilitator, Susan Newhof. The session was intended to be a free-flowing idea session where ALL dreams would be considered. The group of 19 enthusiastically filled three poster-sized pieces of paper with engaging ideas for the future! The session on April 27 was a great start but we knew that our vision quest would be incomplete without feedback from our community members.

So, what interesting, fresh ideas about accessible and engaging arts programming would you like to share with the ACWL-Nuveen and the White Lake community?

What does the ACWL-Nuveen get right? Where are we missing the mark? We invite residents of all ages to stop by the ACWL-Nuveen Center, 106 E. Colby Street, Whitehall, and weigh in with their ideas, dreams, and suggestions. Take a look at the large pages of brainstorming ideas we have posted and select your favorites by tagging them with a colored tab. Then fill blank sheets with your BIG ideas and place them in the “treasure chest” All suggestions will be considered and will help us shape our 2024 – 2027 strategic plan. We are soliciting feedback from the community until July 31st so please let us know your thoughts before then. In August we will combine input from the ACWL-Nuveen Board along with community feedback and start shaping our new strategic plan to be completed by December 2023. Our goal is to hit the ground running in January 2024 with renewed purpose and fresh creative ideas for ACWL-Nuveen’s bright future serving White Lake and the West Michigan area.

Thank you for your feedback and your support!


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