The Cultural Plan’s Small Thinking

Nine years in the making, Madison’s new cultural plan left me decidedly unimpressed in this Isthmus column:

Unfortunately the cultural plan illustrates what Madison gets wrong with a lot of plans: It took an exceedingly long time to produce. It prizes process over content. It reinforces the status quo. It avoids difficult issues. It slights for-profit ventures. And it’s self-absorbed in that Madison Portlandia way.

I go on to say that the plan fails to address the historic town/gown split in the local arts world and is far too parochial. What we need, I argue, is a Dane County cultural plan and not a Madison plan. Chalk it off to another example of how regionalism is prized in theory but not in practice.

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