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GRMN Creates: an arts and culture master plan

September 23, 2014

Client: Grand Rapids Arts & Culture Commission
Collaborators: Metris Arts Consulting
Project Dates: Summer 2014 – Spring 2015

See the final Arts and Culture Plan.

The City of Grand Rapids, MN can proudly say it is the home of 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 upon a ten-year strategic planning effort called GRMN Creates: an arts and culture road map. Working with GO collaborative and Metris Arts Consulting to identify local needs and opportunities, the consultant team worked with the commission to match those ideas with best practices from across the country on how cities of a similar size have used the arts to help grow their economies, enhance their physical environments, and support community development efforts. GO collaborative designed and implemented a citywide public engagement strategy that included town hall meetings, a detailed online survey, focus groups, stakeholder interviews, and social/print media outreach.

Services Provided: Policy Analysis, Policy Strategy Recommendations, Survey Creation, Community Engagement, Social/Print Media Coordination, Report Writing.

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