Whether you plan to create a new community arts program or simply desire to enhance an existing one, creative brainstorming combined with goal-oriented planning can result in successful projects that bring the arts and your community together. Community arts, or audience-based arts programs can include visual art exhibits, performances, festivals and cultural arts events. In the beginning phases of planning, consider questions such as:
How will this program meet the needs of my community?
What benefits will this program have for our community (or state or region)?
Will this program educate our community about the arts?
Will this program have an economic impact on our community?
Having a strong mission for how your arts program will serve citizens from all walks of life can help you transform your vision into a meaningful arts program with a positive impact.