RBC I The Meeker Arts and Cultural Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Meeker United Methodist Church’s Elbert Hall with a wide variety of subjects on the agenda.
Creative districts are eligible for grants and substantial promotion and publicity for local areas through heritage and agri-tourism, which are top economic development engines in Colorado. Georgetown recently began restoration and repurposing of a historic school built in 1874 as a community arts and cultural center with grant funding and community donations for economic development. (See Channel 9 news story on the renovation and restoration at: www.9news.com/story/news/local/storytellers/2014/07/28/old-schoolhouse-renovations/13269227/.)
MACC is joining with the Rio Blanco County Historical Society in supporting the nomination by History Colorado of the town Meeker historic area as a State of Colorado Historic District and as a National Historic District through the National Park Service. This effort will stimulate heritage and agri-tourism for Rio Blanco County. Such community-based endeavors have the greatest potential for enhancing the economy of Meeker and Rio Blanco County.
MACC officials say the public’s help is needed. MACC is providing high-quality performing arts entertainment for the Meeker community but cannot do it alone. If the public wants to see these great opportunities in Meeker, area residents are being asked to please get involved, support and participate in this effort.
Youth, adults and seniors are invited to participate and to help plan performing and fine arts activities such as dinner theaters, performing arts outreach seminars, support of local drama programs, community events, program planning and much more.
Possible grant funding from philanthropic foundations will also be discussed along with performing and fine arts venue discussions.