TextKansas City RegionalCultural Planning What? why? whoM? Text
What is cultural planning? A structured, community-wide fact-ﬁnding and consensus building process Identiﬁcation of existing cultural resources and community needs/opportunities Planning actions and securing resources in response
5 steps to a cultural plan1. Preplanning - evaluatecommunity readiness2. Community Assessment -Local Arts Index3. Goal Setting - regional planbased on assets and needs4. Implementation5. Monitoring and Evaluation
Community Readiness checklistArts Community Support - Is there engagement from the community’sarts and cultural leaders?Political Support - will elected ofﬁcials endorse the regional cultural plan andformally support implementation?Representation - will planning participants / plan reﬂect the community’sdiversity?Financial Support - is there be funding available from local govt., businessand private sources to offset planning costs? Can funds be raised to implementcollaborative planning recommendations?Administrative Support - Is there an organization with administrativecapacity to serve as facilitator of the planning process?
Why do Cultural Planning? Find new answers to old problems Strengthen support for artists and (detiorating downtowns, at-risk nonproﬁt cultural organizations youth and inadequate arts in education...) Fully integrate arts into education Tap the full economic development Raise funds to support cultural potential of local artists and development cultural organizations Determine feasibility of establishing Better anticipate problems or a cultural district or cultural opportunities that become evident facilities through community assessment Enhance access to cultural Spark renewed civic pride programs for a broader base of citizens
impact on communityMore and improved arts programs Increased funding from public and private sector, despite overall nationwide trend of decreasing funding for the artsEnhanced communication and cooperationamong community arts groups “Since implementing our cultural plan, public funding for the arts has quadrupled, privateFuller integration of the arts in the community funding has doubled, audience have expanded.”Increased visibility of artists and artsorganizationsImproved public access to the arts / increasedaudience baseEnhanced community awareness of thepotential contributions of arts and culture tocommunity and eco devoIncreased cultural facilities (in some cities)
cultural plans involve:Artists Cultural accessibilityArt audiences Performing artsArts education Public artArts facilities RevitalizationCommunity development Elected ofﬁcialsEconomic development Special public eventsFestivals TourismFinancial support for the arts Urban designHistoric preservation Visual artsMulticulturism ??????????