The Cultural planning process is divided into 5 tasks as outlined below.
Task 1: Discovery
Research and document existing cultural assets throughout Akron (Add your thoughts to the asset map)
Discover the City of Akron
Design a work plan and detailed schedule of the overall timeline for the creation of the Cultural Plan
Design a project website and project communication plan
Task 2: Gathering Community Input
Understand the attitudes and perceptions of Akron culture throughout the City
Determine the best method for community engagement opportunities.
Facilitate community engagement activities
Task 3: Synthesize Ideas and Define Strategy
Articulate of a common vision for Akron
Develop a strategy to gain community feedback on the overall Plan
Task 4: Make Initial Recommendations
Present draft cultural plan to the community and City Staff
Creation of the final Cultural Plan
Develop outreach materials
Task 5: Share Final Review and Recommendation
Presentation to City Council and Akron residents.
(Top photo by Shane Wynn, courtesy of AkronStock.com)