Artistic & Intellectual Growth
Artistic and Intellectual growth is about creating, doing rather than consuming. It makes a place vital, engaging, vibrant and colorful. To support it, the VillageTown must provide for it.
To accomplish this, each village becomes host to what is called an artist guild hall. The term artist is defined broadly, borrowing from Richard Florida's Creative Class, where a group of about 25 artists cluster together around their art in forming the guild. The Guild Halls also have school classrooms so that education in the arts and sciences occurs among practicing artists and scientists.
In addition to the guild halls for the artists, the VillageTown builds festival fields and performance halls to provide venues for artistic growth & public celebration.
It also seeks to host university year-abroad programs and to sponsor research facilities, including a training institute for future VillageTowns. The choices are many, patrons will be encouraged to endow, and over all, creativity will be valued and supported.
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