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