This strategic planning process started, in the fall of 2017, with the receipt of a capacity-building grant from The Community Foundation. We began by working with the Knowledge Advisory Group to complete an organizational logic model. Through a series of meetings, we identified four major program components and their associated activities and outcomes.
What the feedback told us was that VisArts has played and continues to play a vital role in our community—offering arts education to those who might not otherwise have access to it. Exceptional teachers and a strong staff culture were a strength, and fundraising was identified as a challenge. The top priority, which was identified again and again, was the need to expand and/or renovate the building. Overwhelmingly, people said they believe that VisArts is poised to become a national leader in the community arts education space.
Now the real work begins. Over the next five years, we will implement a plan that is both well-grounded and bold. We hope you’ll join us as we do this important and necessary work.
What We Learned
Extensive research and countless conversations taught us important lessons about who we are and where we’re going.Read More
Goals and Strategies
We identified four major program components and their associated activities and outcomes that will lead us into our 60th year of operation.Read More
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