COOL's Past, Present & Future
When COOL was first established in 2001, the mission of the organization was to "develop, foster, promote, and encourage cultural affairs and events in the City of Lowell." As the creative community in Lowell grew and the number of presenting organizations expanded, the needs of the community shifted, and consequently so has COOL's focus.
When the Lowell Plan convened the cultural community in 2007 to develop a Creative Economy Plan for the City, the call was for COOL to focus on "cultural promotion, new product development, convening and technical assistance and support of organizations, businesses, and individuals in the community."
This COOL Initiatives section highlights where we have been, what we are doing now, and where we are headed.