Arts & Culture

DESIRED OUTCOMES & RECOMMENDED ACTIONS
Arts and culture

PROGRAMS

Desired outcome

Support creative arts and cultural opportunities.



Possible interest groups/stewards

Organizations such as Steamboat Springs Arts Council; Strings in the Mountains; schools; galleries; local artisans; Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism; Colorado Mountain College; Colorado Northwestern Community College; museums

Recommended actions Timeframe
  • Develop new programs to adapt to changing community demographics.
ongoing
  • Continue and expand the types and quality of programming.
ongoing
  • Develop programs to attract arts events as destination motivators.
ongoing
  • Continue to have education and community outreach for people of all ages, both traditional and non-traditional audiences.
ongoing
  • Expand arts education as core curriculum in public schools from K-12.
ongoing
  • Present cultural heritage programming.
ongoing
  • Expand outreach efforts in the Yampa Valley for all the arts.
ongoing
  • Create more opportunities for professional development.
ongoing
  • Expand workshops; seminars; master classes.
ongoing
Cultural heritage tourism
is traveling to experience the places, artifacts and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present. It includes cultural, historic and natural resources.

PEOPLE

Possible interest groups/stewards

Organizations such as Steamboat Springs Arts Council; Strings in the Mountains; schools; galleries; local artisans; Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism; Colorado Mountain College; Colorado Northwestern Community College; museums; community support funds (SS); chamber; newspapers; radio

Recommended actions Timeframe
  • Expand audiences through programming, outreach, marketing, education, and venues.
ongoing
  • Recognize opportunities for free performances in unusual venues.
short term and ongoing
  • Develop a community where performers and artists are valued and able to attain a viable standard of living and are supported through professional development and compensated for the work they do.
short term and ongoing
  • Reach diverse audiences (ethnic, socio-economic, multi-generational).
ongoing
  • Form a unifying arts organization that ties together amateurs and professionals.
short term and ongoing
  • Develop a strong, collaborative organizational entity including for-profits and non-profits for advocacy, support, resources and education.
short term and ongoing

This is the Art Depot near the Yampa River. The Art Depot is a historic site now in '07 and if it was still here in '30 it would be really cool. Steamboat is under construction and historic sites are being demolished. - Malia Fraioli, Steamboat Springs Middle School


RESOURCES

Possible interest groups/stewards

Organizations such as Steamboat Springs Arts Council; Strings in the Mountains; schools; galleries; local srtisans; Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism; Colorado Mountain College; Colorado Northwestern Community College; museums; community support funds (SS); chamber; newspapers; radio; National Endowment for Arts; foundations; government agencies; volunteer groups

Recommended actions Timeframe
  • Seek sustainable sources for ongoing public and private funding.
short term and ongoing
  • Increase opportunities for grants (awareness, applications, ) and private contributions (foundations, business sponsorships & individual contributions).
short term and ongoing
  • Funding and support by local government.
ongoing
  • Private sponsorships, foundation grants, membership and individual contributions.
ongoing
  • Tap local resources such as people with expertise.
ongoing
  • Engage community in the arts through volunteer opportunities.
short term and ongoing
  • Develop a business plan to grow the creative arts industry.
short term and ongoing
  • Build collaborations and partnerships to accomplish goals.
short term and ongoing

INFRASTRUCTURE

Possible interest groups/stewards

Organizations such as Steamboat Springs Arts Council; Strings in the Mountains; schools; galleries; local artisans; Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Tourism; Colorado Mountain College; Colorado Northwestern Community College; museums; community support funds (SS); chamber; newspapers; radio

Recommended actions Timeframe
  • Create an arts center with classroom, exhibition, and performance space.
mid term
  • Develop a theater with additional space for rehearsals, sets, etc.
mid term
  • Winterize Strings as a facility for year-round performances.
short term
  • Explore creative use of existing venues.
ongoing
  • Develop committee to research venue options.
short term