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HISTORY


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Surveys Taken

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Meetings + Events

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Collective Priorities 

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The following priorities and underlying strategies emerged directly from several months of research and data collection which included: 915 survey responses, 17 interviews, 8 workgroup sessions, 8 council presentations, 10 steering committee meetings, 8 benchmark communities, a countywide economic impact analysis, and countless community conversations. These priorities and strategies are not specific to any one sector or stakeholder group - they represent the collective.

Spaces: Develop, support, and protect high-quality facilities and venues for the creation, cultivation, and exhibition of Arts and Culture countywide.

Data:  Develop systems and tools that use data to drive decision-making and track the future of arts and culture in Summit County.

Places: Support the development and connection of places for arts and culture across Summit County geographies.

Funding:  Develop diverse and sustainable funding mechanisms to ensure long-term success and vibrancy for Arts and Culture in Summit County.  

Governance/Policy: Create administrative structures, systems, and policies to support the sustained vitality and growth of arts and culture in Summit County.

People/Organizations: Support the needs of people and organizations through arts and culture in Summit County

Programming: Build creative programs that respond to our diverse community needs, interests, and dreams

 


ProjectABC Summit

The ProjectABC Summit was a five hour gathering held November 14, 2017 at the Blair Education Center (Park City Hospital). During the ProjectABC Summit more than 80 community members came together to learn, share, celebrate, and plan for the future of Arts and Culture in Summit County.

 
 

 

Primary goals of the ProjectABC Summit

 

ASSEMBLE: Come together as a complete community

BUILD: Consider our research, comment, and collaboratively plan for action

CELEBRATE: Enjoy some arts and culture and interactive experiences that shine a light on our local creativity
  
 

 
 

ProjectABC Summit Planning Team

HOSTS: Jake McIntire and Hadley Dynak (ProjectABC)

FACILITATOR: Jessica Riehl

GRAPHIC RECORDER: Rayna Wiles

PRODUCTION & LOGISTICS: Jocelyn Scudder (PCSC Arts Council)

 

What happened: agenda

1:00 Welcome

1:30  State of the Arts and Stakeholder Showcase

2:00 Work Session 1 (Data Review)

3:30 Work Session 2 (Action Planning)

5:00 Open House

5:45 Closing Remarks / Drum Circle 

 

 

State of the Arts

During the ProjectABC Summit, Hadley Dynak, Executive Director of the Park City Summit County Arts Council, delivered a State of the Arts talk which laid out the personal, community, and economic impact of Arts and Culture in Summit County.
 

 

 

 

Benchmark Communities

We have researched eight benchmark communities throughout the country to look for precedents, inspiration, and comparable ideas that may help inform the future of Arts and Culture in Summit County. These cities were selected based on their size, similarities to Summit County, or their reputation for Arts and Culture. We picked a mix of communities that were both highly comparable to Summit County and were a bit divergent, but had great lessons relevant to Summit County. 

 

Workgroup Recaps and Insights

Five Workgroups will convene at several key points during the process to provide substantive guidance and direction, encourage community engagement, help solve problems, and identify action steps.

These groups are: Nonprofit Workgroup // Business Workgroup // Creative Workgroup // Finance Workgroup// Youth Workgroup. Learn more about each workgroup on our Structure page. 

 

Youth Workgroup #3

 The third Youth Workgroup meeting was held at City Park in Park City on July 20, 2017. Our meeting was held alongside a Mountain Town Music concert. During our meeting, we discussed our definition of Arts and Culture and explored the idea that Arts and Culture are intrinsically tied to many aspects of life in Summit County. At the conclusion of our meeting the Youth Workgroup Members visited with patrons of the concert and spread the word about ProjectABC.

The third Youth Workgroup meeting was held at City Park in Park City on July 20, 2017. Our meeting was held alongside a Mountain Town Music concert. During our meeting, we discussed our definition of Arts and Culture and explored the idea that Arts and Culture are intrinsically tied to many aspects of life in Summit County. At the conclusion of our meeting the Youth Workgroup Members visited with patrons of the concert and spread the word about ProjectABC.


Creative Workgroup #1

 The first Creative Sector Workgroup meeting was held at Rotary Park on May 24, 2017. Our group included artists and other creative professionals from across the county. During our meeting, Creative Sector Workgroup Chair, Mary Beth Maziarz, led a discussions about defining culture and finding opportunities to unite arts and culture with recreation and open-space. Mary Beth also ran an exercise about the Creator's Hierarchy of Needs, a spin off of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs. Additionally, we discussed the current strengths of Arts and Culture in Summit County, ideas for additional efforts, and identification of what we would need to accomplish these ideas. We closed out by iterated the public survey to be launched in mid-summer. 

The first Creative Sector Workgroup meeting was held at Rotary Park on May 24, 2017. Our group included artists and other creative professionals from across the county. During our meeting, Creative Sector Workgroup Chair, Mary Beth Maziarz, led a discussions about defining culture and finding opportunities to unite arts and culture with recreation and open-space. Mary Beth also ran an exercise about the Creator's Hierarchy of Needs, a spin off of Maslow's Hierarchy of needs. Additionally, we discussed the current strengths of Arts and Culture in Summit County, ideas for additional efforts, and identification of what we would need to accomplish these ideas. We closed out by iterated the public survey to be launched in mid-summer. 

Finance Workgroup #1

 The first Finance Workgroup meeting was held at the Park City Library on June 19, 2017. Our group included members of local government and philanthropy. During our meeting, we discussed our definition of Arts and Culture, to clarify that Arts and Culture, within the context of this effort, are much broader that public art, events, performances, or any one organization. The primary goal of this meeting was to explore existing Arts and Culture funding opportunities, and work to understand the nuances of each. 

The first Finance Workgroup meeting was held at the Park City Library on June 19, 2017. Our group included members of local government and philanthropy. During our meeting, we discussed our definition of Arts and Culture, to clarify that Arts and Culture, within the context of this effort, are much broader that public art, events, performances, or any one organization. The primary goal of this meeting was to explore existing Arts and Culture funding opportunities, and work to understand the nuances of each. 


Business Workgroup #1

 The first Business Workgroup meeting was held at the Park City Library on May 16, 2017. Our group included representatives from arts and culture businesses from across the county, as well as government representatives from Summit County and Park City. During our meeting we discussed the current strengths of Arts and Culture in Summit County, ideas for additional efforts, and identification of what we would need to accomplish these ideas. We also discussed data collection and iterated the public survey to be launched in mid-summer. 

The first Business Workgroup meeting was held at the Park City Library on May 16, 2017. Our group included representatives from arts and culture businesses from across the county, as well as government representatives from Summit County and Park City. During our meeting we discussed the current strengths of Arts and Culture in Summit County, ideas for additional efforts, and identification of what we would need to accomplish these ideas. We also discussed data collection and iterated the public survey to be launched in mid-summer. 

Youth Workgroup #2

 The second Youth Workgroup meeting was held at Mega Genius Supply Store on June 7, 2017. Our group included youth leaders from across the county. During our meeting we discussed the value of arts and culture in Summit County and shared ideas for future project ideas. We also strategized social media outreach campaigns and scheduled volunteer opportunities for throughout the summer. 

The second Youth Workgroup meeting was held at Mega Genius Supply Store on June 7, 2017. Our group included youth leaders from across the county. During our meeting we discussed the value of arts and culture in Summit County and shared ideas for future project ideas. We also strategized social media outreach campaigns and scheduled volunteer opportunities for throughout the summer. 


Non-Profit Workgroup #1

 The first Non-Profit Workgroup meeting was held at the Mega Genius Supply Store on May 8, 2017. Representatives from many of Summit County's great Arts and Culture organization were in attendance, and local artist, John Helton, illustrated our meeting on the whiteboard (photos in the recap document). During our kick-off meeting we participated in an ideation exercise to discuss challenges, immediate ideas, and big dreams. We also scheduled arts parties for the summer discussed data collection. 

The first Non-Profit Workgroup meeting was held at the Mega Genius Supply Store on May 8, 2017. Representatives from many of Summit County's great Arts and Culture organization were in attendance, and local artist, John Helton, illustrated our meeting on the whiteboard (photos in the recap document). During our kick-off meeting we participated in an ideation exercise to discuss challenges, immediate ideas, and big dreams. We also scheduled arts parties for the summer discussed data collection. 

 

 

 

Steering Committee Presentations

The Steering Committee meets monthly on the third Friday from 11-12pm at the Park City Library. These meetings are open to the public and office hours are held immediately following for community conversation. Presentations are posted here following each meeting.