A DRAFT Proposal
Building the Creative
Economy in Carrboro
Creative Economy
Creative
Industries
Arts
The Arts at the Core of a Creative Economy
The Creative Industries
VISUAL ARTS
• Painting
• Sculpture
• Photography
PERFORMING ARTS
• Theatre
• Dance
• Puppetry
PUBL...
Why Build a Creative Economy in Carrboro?
• Carrboro has the right elements
– Liberal and open-minded citizens
– A strong ...
The Vision
Develop an engine to drive the
creative economy in Carrboro
and throughout the region
Three elements
Education
and Training
Attracting
Companies
Building
Companies
Education and Training
• Arts
– Visual/Performing
– Digital
– Design
• Business
– Business Plans
– Financials
– Marketing
...
Building Creative Economy Companies
• Launching and Incubating
– Mentoring and management
– Shared space and equipment
– S...
Attracting Creative Economy
Companies to Carrboro
• Affordable space
• Access to creative economy workers
• Access to cust...
CENTER FOR ARTS AND INNOVATION
A physical space for building the creative economy
Center for
Arts and
Innovation
A hub for the arts, creativity
and the creative economy in
Carrboro and the region
Center for
Arts and
Innovation
Classroom
and Studio
Space
Startup
Incubation
Space
Commercial
Space
Performance
Space
Classrooms and Studios: Education and Training
• Function
– Educate the creative class
• Arts and crafts
• The business si...
Incubation Space: The Startup Foundry
• Function
– Launch, nurture, build creative industry startups
• Space
– Shared offi...
Commercial Space
• Function
– Operational space for
• companies attracted to the region
• companies graduating from the Fo...
Performance Space
• Function
– Venue for variety of performances
• Local: Deep Dish, Carrboro Modern Dance
• Regional and ...
MAKING THE VISION A REALITY
Making the Vision a Reality
S Z O S T A K
A Process: Durham Performing Arts Center
Carrboro: A Hub of Creativity and Commerce
S Z O S T A K
The Existing Art Center Model:
A grass roots funded, non profit organization
providing arts, entertainment a...
Phase One: Strategic Planning (4-6 Months)
ArtCenter Pre-Design and Programming
Master Planning and Precinct Planning
Stra...
S Z O S T A K
TAC: A 10 year program for a 50 year Building
Flexibility for change, seasonally and yearly
The Foundry
How ...
S Z O S T A K
Phase One: Strategic Planning (4-6 Months)
Master Planning and Precinct Planning
Arts and Entertainment Dist...
S Z O S T A K
Phase One: Strategic Planning (4-6 Months)
Strategic Operation Planning
Who owns the building?
Does the Art ...
S Z O S T A K
Phase One: Strategic Planning (4-6 Months)
Funding Strategy
A Public Private Partnership to fund:
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
New
ArtsCenter Existing
ArtsCenter
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
A Precinct Plan
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
ArtsCenter
Proposed Site Plan
Proposed
Footprint
Szostak Design
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K
The Foundry
ArtsCenter
Theater
Classrooms
Studios
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K
THEATER LOBBY, THEATER
LOBBY, THEATER ENTRY, BACK OF HOUSE
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K THEATER LOBBY, THEATER, BACK OF HOUSE
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K THEATER, OFFICES/CLASSROOMS
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K FLEX OFFICE/CLASSROOM/WORKSHOPS/REHEARSAL
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K
FLEXIBLE WORK SPACE
DANCE STUDIO
FLEX OFFICE/CLASSROOM/WORKSHOPS/REHEARS...
The Foundry
ArtsCenter
Theater
Classrooms
Studios
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K
The Foundry
ArtsCenter
Theater
Classrooms
Studios
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K
Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
S Z O S T A K
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On October 3, 2013, members of the ArtsCenter board made a presentation to the Economic Development & Public Policy Committee.

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Building the Creative Economy in Carrboro

  1. 1. A DRAFT Proposal Building the Creative Economy in Carrboro
  2. 2. Creative Economy Creative Industries Arts The Arts at the Core of a Creative Economy
  3. 3. The Creative Industries VISUAL ARTS • Painting • Sculpture • Photography PERFORMING ARTS • Theatre • Dance • Puppetry PUBLISHING/MEDIA • Books • Newspapers NEW MEDIA • Games • Animation DESIGN • Graphic design • Fashion CREATIVE SERVICES • Architecture • Advertising
  4. 4. Why Build a Creative Economy in Carrboro? • Carrboro has the right elements – Liberal and open-minded citizens – A strong arts community – Poised for re-development • Proven economic development model in other regions • Attracts people, businesses, jobs
  5. 5. The Vision Develop an engine to drive the creative economy in Carrboro and throughout the region
  6. 6. Three elements Education and Training Attracting Companies Building Companies
  7. 7. Education and Training • Arts – Visual/Performing – Digital – Design • Business – Business Plans – Financials – Marketing – Manufacturing Education and Training Attracting Companies Building Companies
  8. 8. Building Creative Economy Companies • Launching and Incubating – Mentoring and management – Shared space and equipment – Seed funding Education and Training Attracting Companies Building Companies
  9. 9. Attracting Creative Economy Companies to Carrboro • Affordable space • Access to creative economy workers • Access to customers Education and Training Attracting Companies Building Companies
  10. 10. CENTER FOR ARTS AND INNOVATION A physical space for building the creative economy
  11. 11. Center for Arts and Innovation A hub for the arts, creativity and the creative economy in Carrboro and the region
  12. 12. Center for Arts and Innovation Classroom and Studio Space Startup Incubation Space Commercial Space Performance Space
  13. 13. Classrooms and Studios: Education and Training • Function – Educate the creative class • Arts and crafts • The business side of the arts • Space – Classrooms and studios – Equipment for training the creative class • 3D printer • Graphics workstations • Digital textile printer • Laser cutter • [others]
  14. 14. Incubation Space: The Startup Foundry • Function – Launch, nurture, build creative industry startups • Space – Shared offices, studios, meeting rooms – Access to equipment (shared with education)
  15. 15. Commercial Space • Function – Operational space for • companies attracted to the region • companies graduating from the Foundry • Space – Office space – Studio space – Shared meeting rooms
  16. 16. Performance Space • Function – Venue for variety of performances • Local: Deep Dish, Carrboro Modern Dance • Regional and National • Space – Large venue for music, dance, theatre • [details] – Small space for intimate performances • [details]
  17. 17. MAKING THE VISION A REALITY Making the Vision a Reality
  18. 18. S Z O S T A K A Process: Durham Performing Arts Center
  19. 19. Carrboro: A Hub of Creativity and Commerce
  20. 20. S Z O S T A K The Existing Art Center Model: A grass roots funded, non profit organization providing arts, entertainment and subsidized arts education to our community. The New Arts Center Model: A self sustaining organization that reflects our community’s ideals and values and provides us with economic development engine that will enhance our community and increase the tax base. The Arts Center: A New Model
  21. 21. Phase One: Strategic Planning (4-6 Months) ArtCenter Pre-Design and Programming Master Planning and Precinct Planning Strategic Operation Planning Funding Strategy PublicandUser Comment PublicandUser Comment PublicandUser Comment PublicandUser Comment What Where Who How Strategic Plan S Z O S T A K
  22. 22. S Z O S T A K TAC: A 10 year program for a 50 year Building Flexibility for change, seasonally and yearly The Foundry How big for a critical mass? What make sense? Other uses: Deep Dish Theater??? Roof level Music Venue?? What else?
  23. 23. S Z O S T A K Phase One: Strategic Planning (4-6 Months) Master Planning and Precinct Planning Arts and Entertainment District Planning Downtown Master Planning Parking Plan Traffic Plan Heidi’s Bicycle Parking and Path Connection Plan How Much Housing do we need? How much Office do we need?
  24. 24. S Z O S T A K Phase One: Strategic Planning (4-6 Months) Strategic Operation Planning Who owns the building? Does the Art Center Manage the facility? How does the “Foundry” fit in? What is our business plan? A Management Agreement
  25. 25. S Z O S T A K Phase One: Strategic Planning (4-6 Months) Funding Strategy A Public Private Partnership to fund:
  26. 26. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce New ArtsCenter Existing ArtsCenter
  27. 27. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce A Precinct Plan
  28. 28. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
  29. 29. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce
  30. 30. ArtsCenter Proposed Site Plan Proposed Footprint Szostak Design Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K
  31. 31. The Foundry ArtsCenter Theater Classrooms Studios Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K
  32. 32. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K THEATER LOBBY, THEATER LOBBY, THEATER ENTRY, BACK OF HOUSE
  33. 33. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K THEATER LOBBY, THEATER, BACK OF HOUSE
  34. 34. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K THEATER, OFFICES/CLASSROOMS
  35. 35. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K FLEX OFFICE/CLASSROOM/WORKSHOPS/REHEARSAL
  36. 36. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K FLEXIBLE WORK SPACE DANCE STUDIO FLEX OFFICE/CLASSROOM/WORKSHOPS/REHEARSAL
  37. 37. The Foundry ArtsCenter Theater Classrooms Studios Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K
  38. 38. The Foundry ArtsCenter Theater Classrooms Studios Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K
  39. 39. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K
  40. 40. Downtown Carrboro: Art and Commerce S Z O S T A K

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