CAPABILITIES

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FACILITY FEASIBILITY STUDIES

Feasibility Studies can help communities and organizations determine the need for creative spaces. The study process responds to the needs of your project, organization and community.  It can include:

  • Comprehensive engagement and conversations with community stakeholders

  • An inventory of local facilities that make-up the existing cultural landscape of a community

  • An analysis of market demographics, economics, and other relevant data to inform programming

  • Benchmarking of other successful and similar facilities

  • Business and operational planning, program development and impact assessments as described below

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BUSINESS & OPERATIONAL PLANNING

Organizations interested in examining their current budget, staffing and operational practices, or those ready to embark on planning for new arts facilities, are served by the business and operation planning process. The process can include developing:

  • Operating budget with expenses and revenue projections

  • Staff structure

  • Governance models

  • Potential income based on space utilization and rental projections, programming, and contributed income

  • Tax and financing strategies

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PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT 

Arts facility development, creative placemaking strategies, and developing innovative revenue streams all benefit from program development planning. We can identify how new arts and cultural spaces can be used artistically, including:

  • Identifying renters and creating a sample calendar of events

  • Developing strategies for cross-collaboration with civic leaders, individual artists or arts organizations, educational institutions, and other social services

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IMPACT ASSESSMENT

Assessments play a crucial role in measuring impact of solutions or investments and the extent to which strategic goals have been met. Taking a values-based approach, together we:

  • Develop indicators for measuring success

  • Create a logic-model and theory of change to map our evaluation

  • Envision strategies for course-correcting

The Assessment process can be linked to facility development, grantmaking, or other program analysis. 

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​CREATIVE PLACEMAKING

All of the above projects are bolstered by placemaking/placekeeping values and principals.  Communities looking to advance well-being, equity, sustainability, and inclusivity in communities may wish to dive deep into creative placemaking approaches.  Processes can include:

  • Unearthing systemic issues

  • Fostering cross-sector relationships

  • Cultural asset mapping

  • And other place-based explorations

See Creative Placemaking Plan case study here >

See Cultural Asset Mapping case study here >

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