Coming to a Community Near You: Cultural Master Planning

Track
Forces of Change
Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 1-2:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
260 America's Center
Description
Communities are more readily pursuing Cultural Master Planning in an effort to strategize larger urban planning initiatives, define community needs, make cases for funding, and allocate resources. In the process of engaging community voices robustly, cultural institutions such as museums are sometimes left out of the dialogue and do not align their own strategic initiatives to the intended outcomes. Explore the Cultural Master Planning process, how and why institutions are not always identified as primary 'players' in planning activities, and the risks to implementation of these plans.
Learner Outcome
  1. The Cultural Master Planning process and how to better position museums to be at the forefront of these planning efforts.
  2. The intended impacts of Cultural Master Plans and how museums can navigate and facilitate them to positive outcomes.
  3. How community leadership is challenging assumptions around cultural support and considering reprioritizing longstanding support for institutions.
Speakers
Presenter: 
Carolynne Harris
Role: 
Moderator
Title: 
Vice President
Organization: 
Arts Consulting Group
Bio
Carolynne leads ACG's Museum Practice with 25 years of experience in the museum field, including over 10 years of senior-level experience in museums. Specializing in emerging museums, new construction of facilities and renovations, her integrated approach sees the project from master planning through opening, insuring the institution's goals and implementation strategies are aligned and meet the needs of its visitors and community.
Presenter: 
Christine Harris
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Chief Connector
Bio
Christine has over 30 years of experience in arts administration and organizational capacity building within the creative economy. With municipalities and nonprofit organizations around the country as clients, she is a recognized national leader in cultural development. Prior to consulting, Christine was the CEO of Creative Alliance Milwaukee, the United Performing Arts Fund in Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Ballet.
Presenter: 
Daniel Keegan
Role: 
Presenter
Bio
Dan Keegan is the former director (2008-2016) of the Milwaukee Art Museum. A respected arts and culture leader with 20 years of experience directing museums, his leadership has resulted in significant organizational growth and national recognition for exhibition and education programs. Dan has worked on strategic initiatives for community arts and culture planning including economic development plans, voter initiatives and marketing strategies.
Presenter: 
Nancy Walsh
Role: 
Presenter
Title: 
Vice President for Partnerships & Programs
Organization: 
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Bio
As VP of Partnerships and Programs at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Nancy is responsible for the vision, creative direction and oversight of a diverse array of innovative programs for all ages, as well as local and national partnerships that advance the Museum's strategic plan. She also is a mayoral appointee on the Denver Commission on Cultural Affairs and as co-chair worked on the city's new cultural master plan, Imagine 2020.