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City of Grand Rapids, MN Cultural Master Plan is complete!

February 18, 2015

Grand Rapids is home to a rich and vibrant arts community. In an effort to ensure its continued growth and success, the City’s newly formed Arts and Culture Commission embarked on a ten-year strategic planning. GO collaborative, along with its strategic partners Metris Arts Consulting and Markusen Economic Research, worked with the Grand Rapids community and city officials to create an overall strategic vision for arts and culture in the city.

On February 16, Lynn Osgood of GO collaborative and Anne Gadwa Nicodemus of Metris Arts Consulting presented the completed plan to City Council and Grand Rapids stakeholders. This plan will help to guide the city’s future policy efforts as it seeks to employ the arts to help grow it’s economy, enhance it’s physical environment, and support community development efforts.