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Madison's Arts Future: A Mayoral Candidate Forum (free)

  • Barrymore 2090 Atwood Avenue Madison, WI, 53704 United States (map)

Arts + Literature Laboratory and Tone Madison invite Madison's mayoral candidates to share their ideas for supporting arts and culture in our city. Info

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Madison voters will winnow down the field of people running for mayor in a February 19 primary election and choose a new mayor (or re-elect incumbent Paul Soglin) on April 2. Whoever wins will have plenty of opportunities to shape the future of arts and culture in Madison on a variety of fronts, from funding for grants programs to working on the myriad social and economic disparities that create obstacles for creative people in our city. Arts + Literature Laboratory and Tone Madison have invited all of the candidates to participate in this forum, at which the discussion will focus exclusively on arts and culture issues. (An earlier mayoral debate, on January 9 at the Barrymore, will cover a broader range of policy matters.) Moderators Katie Hutchinson and Brian Standing will ask all the candidates to share their thoughts on these issues. The forum will include questions from members of the public; to have your question considered, please submit it through this Google Form. —Scott Gordon