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  • 1. Art Summit - August 26 2011
    Table Notes Summary
  • 2. Word Cloud
    • Visual representation of the most common terms featured in table notes
    • 3. Most common words are bigger, darker in color and in the centre
  • Summary Process
    Transcribed from table note sheets
    Highlighted points recurred repeatedly
    Quotations – a voice to the discussions
    Some less often recurring points included
    General overview – detailed transcript available
    *Note: this presentation is designed to accompany detailed Arts Summit Table Notes Summary
  • 4. Reminder of questions
    What could a Regional Cultural Plan accomplish?
    How could a common vision influence regional arts programs and facilities?
    What kind of guidance is needed to promote collaborative decision making?
    How could the plan benefit the region?
  • 5. Reminder of questions
    What would an ideal process look like for creating a Cultural Plan?
    How would we start?
    Who would be willing to be a stakeholder?
    What might a planning steering committee look like?
    How could we keep momentum?
    How will the process be supported?
    How could we ensure buy-in?
  • 6. Headings
    Identify – Create – Foster - Report
  • 7. Identify
    “Geographic and demographic diversity”
    Arts organizations, communities, business, government and education
    Broad-based and to organizations outside the arts
    “Definition of goals is key”
    Achievable, demonstrable, sustainable, UNIFIED
    Short and long-term
    “Begin with end in mind”
    Clear objectives
    2 yr to 5 yr plan
    Leadership & Organization
    “Coordinating organization must be identified”
    From outside, with national and international experience
    Steering Committee
    Representative (small)
    Sub-committee (large, regional, multiple)
    Rotating Leadership
  • 8. Create
    Branding & Identity
    Cultural center; KC Creative Crossroads
    Sense of pride and ownership
    Attract tourism and talent, improve and enrich quality of life
    Include all stakeholders (see above)
    Diversity: racial, cultural, demographic across KC region
    Connections and communication
    Between arts organizations
    Between arts and business
    Between arts, audiences and the community
    Common schedule and calendar
    Partnerships and collaboration
    Shared resources, funding
    Prevent waste and inefficiency (by above means), and under a common goal
  • 9. Foster
    “Synergy, cooperation, vitality”
    Pride and ownership
    Cultural diversity – accessible to all
    Inclusion of young people
    A healthy relationship with business leaders
    Economic development
    Useful collaborations & partnership opportunities
    Funding models
    Awareness of benefit of the arts
    A reputation for KC as a cultural center
    Nationally and internationally
  • 10. Report
    Transparency & Accountability
    via leadership as outlined and clear outline of goals
    Success and failures
    Celebrate success
    Clear and focused plans
    “Voids and targets”; immediate goals for early success
    Use national and international examples
    Each institution pays a bit
    A new tax?
    Recognize in-kind funding
  • 11. Conclusion
    Identify and engage stakeholders, making a Cultural Plan as extensive and inclusive as possible.
    Create clear and unified goals within an achievable and realistic timeframe.
    Establish leadership organization, consultants and facilitators including:
    A small steering committee representative of the community, with the possibility of an outside chair and rotating leadership
    Several larger sub-committees spread across the region and across demographics and cultures
    Draw on outside experience and expertise in structure and policy
    The goal of making KC a regional center for the arts, where business and community leaders recognize and include the arts community as an important part of society, culture and business.
    Creating a community in which arts organizations communicate with each other, share resources and create partnerships in order to engage the community and garner a greater appreciation for the value of the arts, both as audience and as participants.
    Achieve all of this while increasing efficiency and at all times maintaining transparency and accountability to the community.