Monograph: Community Cultural Planning: Development and Design to Meet Local Needs
Community cultural planning can be an effective tool to strengthen the cultural community and apply cultural solutions to community problems. The process often results in increased funding for the arts, more programming for the public, and new partnerships of community leaders that support the arts. Cultural planning, however, should not be entered into without careful forethought. It is hard work, and takes time and money. There are risks of unrealistic expectations, inadequate funding, and unfulfilled objectives. It's not always a panacea, but with adequate planning, execution, and follow-up, cultural planning can make the arts an integral part of your community. (p. 6)
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