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Kansas City Regional Cultural Planning
What is cultural planning?
A structured, community-wide fact-finding and consensus building processIdentification of existing cultural resources and community needs/opportunitiesPlanning actions and securing resources in response
5 steps to a cultural plan
1. Preplanning - evaluate community readiness
2. Community Assessment - Local Arts Index
3. Goal Setting - regional plan based on assets and needs
5. Monitoring and Evaluation
Community Readiness checklist
Arts Community Support - Is there engagement from the communitys arts and cultural leaders?
Political Support - will elected officials endorse the regional cultural plan and formally support implementation?
Representation - will planning participants / plan reflect the communitys diversity?
Financial Support - is there be funding available from local govt., business and private sources to offset planning costs? Can funds be raised to implement collaborative planning recommendations?
Administrative Support - Is there an organization with administrative capacity to serve as facilitator of the planning process?
Why do Cultural Planning? Find new answers to old problems (detiorating downtowns, at-risk youth and inadequate arts in education...)
Tap the full economic development potential of local artists and cultural organizations
Better anticipate problems or opportunities that become evident through community assessment
Spark renewed civic pride
Strengthen support for artists and nonprofit cultural organizations
Fully integrate arts into education
Raise funds to support cultural development
Determine feasibility of establishing a cultural district or cultural facilities
Enhance access to cultural programs for a broader base of citizens
impact on communityMore and improved arts programs
Enhanced communication and cooperation among community arts groups
Fuller integration of the arts in the community
Increased visibility of artists and arts organizations
Improved public access to the arts / increased audience base
Enhanced community awareness of the potential contributions of arts and culture to community and eco devo
Increased cultural facilities (in some cities)
Increased funding from public and private sector, despite overall nationwide trend of decreasing funding for the arts
Since implementing our cultural plan, public funding for the arts has quadrupled, private funding has doubled, audience have expanded.
cultural plans involve:
Financial support for the arts
Special public events