Community Consultancies

Consultancies have included:

  • Cultural district development
  • Art center and housing development
  • Cultural trail development
  • Community arts partnerships with other sectors
Community Project Year(s)
Anderson TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Arcadia The consultancy enabled the community to determine an Arts and Education Center was not feasible due to lack of resources and community interest, however, a strengthening of artistic community resources resulted. 2012
Batesville TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Burns Harbor TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Decatur Developed and implemented an inclusive planning process to create an arts development and sustainability plan. 2017
Evansville Solidified the Mayor’s Taskforce for Cultural Development, and established a common vision for cultural development, and developed asset and marketing for culture in Evansville. 2014
Fort Wayne Developed a detailed plan for capturing public input on the cultural district plan, and developed a timeline and plan for implementing major initiatives over the following 24 months. 2012
Greenfield TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Lawrence Collaboratively created a Cultural District Development Plan. 2014
Ligonier Ligonier’s consultant led a community-wide effort that identified and expanded a cultural brand for Ligonier. 2012
Logansport TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Madison Solidified the recently formed Madison Area Arts Alliance so that it will be able to sustainably advance its mission at the close of the engagement. 2014
Muncie

TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program.

Developed structural prototypes for how Muncie Arts and Culture can effectively work with City government to advance their mutually shared goals.

In a series of facilitated working meetings the consultant led an expanded the Muncie Arts and Culture Council Board of Directors in the development of a strategic plan for 2013-2015.

2017

2014

2012

Nashville

TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program.

Collaboratively developed a Nashville Arts and Entertainment Commission arts development plan.

This consultancy helped to formalize the Nashville cultural district by defining the Nashville Arts Commission, district vision, identifying boundaries and cultural/economic assets, and by developing sustainability and evaluation plans.

2017

2014

2012

Noblesville Consultant led stakeholders through a series of community engagement meetings from which input was integrated into next steps for the distric. 2012
Plymouth TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Rising Sun TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Rockville TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Rushville TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Shelbyville

Advanced the Shelby Cultural Arts Team as a body, and its planning for a center.

Led community through plan development for a potential combined senior center/arts facility.

2014

2012

South Bend TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program. 2017
Terre Haute

TBD – Consultancy was awarded 9/15/17 as part of the new Open Scene Consultancy Program.

Established boundaries for a cultural arts district and develop a sustainable, and achievable plan that aligns with city and regional cultural arts and economic growth goals.

2017

2014

Westfield Developed a comprehensive strategy for supporting and promoting the arts within the community. 2014
Zionsville

Identified, developed, and established strategies for gaining cultural district support from leadership and community.

The consultant developed a planning group, and guied the group to develop a comprehensive plan for forming a cultural district.  At the close of the consultancy, the group presented the plan to the Zionsville Town Council which passed a resolution to formally designate the “Zionsville Cultural District”.

2014

2012