Morris 100 Campaign asking for public’s input on future programming

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Morris Performing Arts Center’s Equity in the Arts committee, along with South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, is hosting a series of planning sessions to get community input on future endowment programming.

“Resident input is one of the most vital resources we have readily available,” said VPA Executive Director, Aaron Perri. “Our experiences, venues, and shared spaces are infinitely more successful and inclusive when they’re shaped by community feedback.”

The Equity in the Arts subcommittee is part of the larger Morris 100 campaign effort. The subcommittee is working closely with South Bend VPA and the community to ensure the Equity in the Arts Endowment gives equal access to arts and culture through the Morris.

The public is invited to attend four planning sessions this month at different locations around South Bend:

  • Tuesday, June 8
    • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. 
    • Howard Park Event Center (219 S. St. Louis Blvd., South Bend)
  • Wednesday, June 9
    • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Harrison Elementary School (3302 W. Western Ave., South Bend)
  • Tuesday, June 15
    • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • Pinhook Community Center (2801 Riverside Dr., South Bend)
  • Wednesday, June 16
    • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    • La Casa de Amistad (New Location: 3423 S. Michigan St. South Bend)

Community feedback gathered at these sessions will be used to build the framework for future endowment programming.

“Equity in the Arts can help level the playing field for students and families from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds, a challenge that most urban communities across the country face,” said Morris 100 Equity in the Arts Co-chairs Kareemah Fowler and Dr. Marvin Curtis in a joint statement. “We’re proud of the leaders here locally for stepping up to the challenge and the efforts of VPA and are honored to serve and be a part of what’s yet to come for the Morris Performing Arts and our city's future!”

The public is invited to attend any of the sessions. Masks will be required at the sessions.

If you are not able to attend one of the sessions but still want to offer feedback, click here.

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