Cultural Capital

Cultural Capital

Concord MA

 

 

The Concord community is very closely knit. The community it committed to creating and maintain strong ties with one another. To preserve such a close community, there are many events and celebrations that Concord hosts. My favorite celebration is Earth Day. Concord is an incredibly environmental friendly and conscious town. With that in mind on Earth day which is April 22, the community comes together and has a huge parade. The parade showcases: all the native animals that are in the local ecosystem, local organizations that are dedicated to protecting the environment, and many different visual representations of climate change issues. This is a beautiful day that the community comes together and celebrates mother nature. This is just one example of the many different celebrations and events the community has. These events truly make the community strongly tied because they celebrate common interests and lifestyle views. Other than events and celebrations Concord has a community arts center, Emerson Umbrella, which offers classes in all different art mediums. The Emerson Umbrella has been an important asset to the community. According to the 2014 annual report 14,000 community members have utilized their programs, performance art events, and other community outreach opportunities (The Umbrella Annual Report 2014). Along with the classes, the art center has many studios that local artists produce their work in. These studios are rented out to local artist, the rent that is collected goes to paying for the building, the art classes, and all the art supplies. It is a cool system that allows the art classes and community spaces to be cheap and affordable for everyone in the community to use. These different cultural capitals are vital to maintaining a happy and strong community in Concord

 

 

 

 

Works Cited:

The Umbrella 2014 Annual Report. (2014, June). Downloaded 09 Dec 2016, from http://theumbrellaarts.org/sites/default/files/2014 Annual Report.pdf