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Rediscovering the Value of Arts and Culture

Cultural Planning Examples

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events, “City of Chicago Cultural Plan 2012: A Blueprint for Chicago’s Cultural Vitality.”

Cincinnati City Council, “Plan Cincinnati: a Comprehensive Plan for the Future”, November 2012.

Create Austin, “Cultural Master Plan”, Cultural Arts Division, City of Austin Economic Growth and Redevelopment Services Office, 2009.

City of London, “London’s Cultural Prosperity Plan”, 2013.

“Community Cultural Plan for the City of Dallas”, February 2002.

City of Vancouver, Culture Plan 2008-2018 Creative City Task Force, January 2008

Denver Arts & Venues, “Imagine 2020: Denver’s Cultural Plan”, 2014.

Madison Arts Commission, City of Madison, Wisconsin, Madison Cultural Plan 2013: Sparking the Public Imagination.

The Arts Ripple Effect: A Research-Based Strategy to Build Shared Responsibility for the Arts. Produced by the Topos Partnership for the Fine Arts Fund  

Regional Resource Materials

ArtsFund, “An Economic Impact Study of Arts, Cultural and Scientific Organizations”, 2014. 

Americans for the Arts, “Arts and Economic Prosperity IV: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations and Their Audiences,” 2012.

Americans for the Arts, “The Creative Industries in Seattle, Washington,” 2012.

Bellevue Arts Commission, City of Bellevue Department of Planning and Community Services, “Cultural Compass: A Strategic Vision for the Arts & Culture,” September 2004.

Beyers, Dr. William B., and GMA Research Corporation, “An Economic Impact Study of Arts, Cultural, and Scientific Organizations in the Central Puget Sound Region: 2014,” ArtsFund, Seattle, WA, November 2015.

McDearman, Brad, et al. The 10 Traits of Globally Fluent Metro Areas. The Brookings Institution. 2013.

Schuster, J.  Mark (editor), Mapping State Cultural Policy: The State of Washington, Cultural Policy Center, The Irving B. Harris Graduate School of Public Policy Studies, The University of Chicago, 2003.

Washington State Arts Commission, “Creative Vitality in Washington State: 2013” 

WESTAF, “Seattle Office of Arts and Culture 2012 Report.”