Rainier Valley Community Arts Consortium Feasibility Study

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Presentation to Family Life Action Team of the Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition, April 15, 2010

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Rainier Valley Community Arts Consortium Feasibility Study

  1. 1. BROADWAY BOUND & LEADERSHIP TOMORROW<br />RAINIER Valley COMMUNITYARTS CONSORTIUM feasibility study<br />
  2. 2. Leadership Tomorrow: A program that develops effective community leaders who work to strengthen our region.<br />A team of 8 volunteers partnering with Broadway Bound<br />WHO WE ARE<br />
  3. 3. Our goal is to assess the demand for arts programs in the Rainier Valley (RV) and identify the best ways for arts organizations to work together to meet those needs<br />Scope limited to Performing Arts<br />We are in the middle of conducting a three month feasibility study for an arts consortium in RV<br />Our Goal<br />
  4. 4. Evaluatewhether a community-based arts consortium in South Seattle would be desirable <br />Assessthe sufficiency of available resources to sustainably operate a community-based arts consortium<br />Identifythe consortium’s primary activities<br />Suggestthe consortium’s organizational structure and operational goals<br />OBJECTIVEs OF THE FEASIBILITY STUDY<br />
  5. 5. Value: Where are the current gaps in the RV arts community? What is the benefit of bringing a variety of arts organizations together? Can a consortium help? <br />Demand:? Is there adequate demand for a consortium? Is there support among RV arts organizations and community members for a Consortium to aid in the growth of the arts and arts appreciation in general in the community?<br />Capacity: Which organizations would be involved? Do these organizations, including Broadway Bound, have the capacity and resources to dedicate towards the consortium to make it successful? How would the consortium survive financially?<br />Activities: What programs would the consortium be best suited to run? Which programs or activities would generate the most value for the community?<br />Structure: What is the ideal structure of the consortium? How should the consortium operate to achieve maximum effectiveness?<br />KEY QUESTIONS WE WILL ANSWER<br />
  6. 6. THE APPROACH<br />Completion <br />Date: <br />05/15<br />In reality, this will be a somewhat iterative process<br />06/01<br />06/15<br />TBD <br />(by 06/30)<br />
  7. 7. 1:1 discussions with key arts leaders<br />Gregory Davis, Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Coalition<br />Pam Berry, South Seattle Community Youth Orchestra<br />Jerri Plumridge: Director, SEEDArts<br />Upcoming discussions with a selection of the following: Reel Youth, Black Tie Communications, SPLAB (SeattleSPoken word LAB), TGIF, Cuttin Up <br />Focus Groups with arts orgs & other interested parties (see next slide)<br />Community Action Team<br />Surveys of community members<br />Arts focused & non-arts focused<br />Research <br />Other arts consortiums<br />Legal and financial structures<br />Past feasibility studies/surveys<br />Data Gathering<br />
  8. 8. Arts Activity in Rainier Beach As of 1.20.10<br />*Local Churches, Synagogues, Mosques<br />*Nu Black Arts West<br />*SEED-RVCC<br />Vocals<br />*RBCC<br />*Reel Youth<br />*Seattle Rep<br />Visual<br />*RBCEC<br />*Black Tie Communications<br />*The Improve<br />Youth<br />Drama<br />*SEED-RVCC<br />Rainier Beach Neighborhood<br />Literature<br />SPLAB<br />*Paul Robeson Theatre at RBHS<br />Performing Arts<br />Adults<br />Families<br />*TGIF<br />Music<br />*Broadway Bound<br />*SE Sea Youth Orchestra<br />*Rainier Beach Merchants<br />Senior Citizens<br />*Ewajo Dance Centre<br />Theatre<br />Dance<br />*ADEFUA<br />*SPS Drama<br />Ethnic Traditional Arts<br />*NW Tap Connection<br />*Arts in Motion<br />*Cuttin Up<br />*Seattle Theatre Group<br />*Rainier Dance Studio<br />*W/E Africa, Latino, Vietnamese<br />China, A/PI, Loa<br />
  9. 9. Questions And Feedback<br /><ul><li>Our approach:
  10. 10. Does our approach make sense?
  11. 11. Are we talking to the right people and organizations?
  12. 12. The consortium:
  13. 13. Is it needed?
  14. 14. Would it work?
  15. 15. What should its focus be?
  16. 16. Other:
  17. 17. What are the best events to attend for community surveys?
  18. 18. Would any of you like to participate and/or assist us?
  19. 19. Do you have any other advice for us as we do this work?</li></li></ul><li>Thank YOU!!!!Questions or comments?SandhyaThodla (sandhya.thodla@gmail.com)Jeffrey Spector(Jeffrey.Spector@yahoo.com)<br />

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