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Community Arts
Development Guide

Step 1: Brainstorm and Formulate Ideas for the Project

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:

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.