In partnership with Patricia Huntsman Culture + Communication, Nordicity has been selected by the City of Richmond to develop the Updated Arts Strategy and Cultural Facilities Needs Assessment to guide the City’s role and investment in arts and cultural services over the next five years.
The work includes an in-depth contextual analysis of the City's existing programs, services and spaces, as well as those of comparative jurisdictions. An extensive community engagement framework will also be developed (e.g. interviews, focus groups, open houses, online survey) in order to reach underrepresented groups and recognize the multiple roles that residents play in the cultural sector.
In view of global trends, the project team will develop an implementation plan (including measurement tools) and a series of recommendations for cultural spaces. The final Arts Strategy will prioritize recommendations, outline goals and categorize short, medium and long-term initiatives.
The Cultural Facilities Needs Assessment will offere an analysis of assets and gaps in the provision of cultural facilities in Richmond, as well as strategies for how the private sector and other anchor institutions (e.g. schools, associations, universities) can help meet those needs.
The project will commence immediately and will conclude in the spring/summer of 2018. Nordicity’s Project Manager for the City of Richmond’s Updated Arts Strategy and Cultural Facilities Needs Assessment is Carly Frey: firstname.lastname@example.org.