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Arts Summit: Table Notes Summary

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

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