As 2021 Arts Month winds down, The Cultural Office will release the Arts Vision 2030 Cultural Plan. More than 4,000 local residents, creatives and community leaders participated in virtual and in-person interviews, surveys via social media and through other channels to create this community-led and visioned Cultural Plan. Join us for this celebratory moment for the creative community and its diverse partners and be one of the first to experience and share the new vision for our region’s exciting decade ahead!
WHEN: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27TH 5 – 6 P.M.
WHERE: THE GOLD ROOM, 18 SOUTH NEVADA AVENUE
The full cultural plan is available online to explore at www.CulturalOffice.org/ArtsVision2030.
ABOUT ARTS VISION 2030
The Arts Vision 2030 Cultural Plan was developed through a multi-layered survey and outreach project that combined input from all sectors of the community including artists and creatives, community leaders and the general public. The original regional cultural plan term ended in 2020, so the Arts Vision 2030 report has documented the region’s many accomplishments and successes and supports the development of the updated Cultural Plan.
In early 2020, ThereSquared LLC, a consulting team from Denver, was selected to facilitate the Art Vision 2030 process and began working with the Steering Committee and planning for public engagement. When the pandemic began, all project activity was put on hold. The leadership team decided to relaunch cultural planning one year into the pandemic with the belief that the project would support the creative sector’s recovery and resilience and lay groundwork for post-pandemic success.
Arts Vision 2030 restarted in early 2021 with a redesign of community engagement to be completely virtual. Stakeholder interviews and focus groups were conducted over Zoom. An interactive website with engagement tools like surveys, mapping, forums, and idea boards was launched at ArtsVision2030.com, and social media accounts engaged the public on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Insight and ideas from the community were critical to the planning process. This work uncovered the community’s needs, interests, and opportunities and guided Arts Vision 2030’s vision, declarations and commitments, and implementation ideas. Most importantly, Art Vision 2030 is the community’s plan. It was developed through an open, inclusive process and will be implemented in the same spirit.
Our pent-up creative community responded with thousands of people engaging over five months. In fact, 4,500 people were touched by the process and 664 made direct contributions to the plan. The redesigned virtual process reached more residents throughout the region than perhaps the original in-person process would have.
This plan lays out a roadmap for the creative community to successfully achieve its goals. The end goal of this powerful work will lead to unified support and connection for our creative sector, while working towards common goals with great possibilities for creatives, communities, the region and beyond.