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Why does Coronado need this?
Assessment and planning are the cornerstones of healthy, growing, vibrant communities. Coronado's dynamic arts, culture, and creativity reflect our city's spirit and values: they are our pulse.
With "Creative Industries" the Number 1 growth job sector in the United States and the advent of "cultural tourism," cities such as Boulder, Colorado; Nashville, Tennessee; Santa Ana, Pasadena, and Laguna Beach, California; and more than 100 other cities across the country over the course of the past 10 years have demonstrated the value of cultural planning.
What are the plan's initial goals?
Celebrate the City's distinctive artistic and cultural identities
Enhance and protect Coronado's quality of life
Foster an increased connection between individuals and the community's creative sector including non-profit organizations, other arts-related businesses, and individual artists in all mediums
Articulate a shared vision for the future: building capacity and resources and increasing collaborative efforts
What is the plan’s methodology?
This planning process is intended to be one of the most inclusive and comprehensive ever undertaken using the services of a professional consultant with specific expertise and experience in cultural planning.
Everyone involved in the arts and culture community in Coronado from private citizens to businesses and organizations will be invited to engage through Town Hall Meetings, topic-specific workshops, organizational assessments, cultural conversations, and public surveys.
Information gathered along with targeted research from other cities will be combined to present the most appropriate plan for Coronado.
What results can we expect?
Assessment and needs identification, along with strategies for overcoming challenges related to resources in the community
Create opportunities for strategic action and growth through an action plan of short-, mid-, and long-term goals
Identify and strengthen resources for organizations and the creative community to further integrate the arts into education and life-long learning
Enhance community access to cultural experiences
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