The Greensboro Cultural Arts Master Plan (GCAMP) Task Force selected Cultural Planning Group, a national consulting firm, as the winner of its Request for Proposal seeking a firm to develop an inclusive suitable and comprehensive master plan that capitalizes, enhances and supports the arts in Greensboro.
The Cultural Planning Group will work closely with the GCAMP Task Force, a group that includes local members from the arts, business and education communities, and co-chaired by Jacquie Gilliam and Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann.
“We are thrilled to be working with the consultants from the Cultural Planning Group as they bring a wealth of expertise and experience in the field of arts and culture. Now is the perfect time to look at ways to keep our already existing arts groups viable and strong, including creatives ways to provide financial sustainability and make this a place for new arts groups to flourish,” said Hoffmann.
“The Arts Greensboro economic impact data shows that Guilford Country’s nonprofit arts and culture industry generates $162.2 million in economic activity and supports close to six thousand full-time equivalent jobs. From an economic standpoint, it is crucial to invest in a top-notch consulting firm to develop a roadmap for sustaining the culture and vibrancy of our arts, one of Greensboro’s most important assets,” said Gilliam.
Council members approved the contract with the Cultural Planning Group during its council meeting on Tuesday, December 19 and the Task Force expects to begin its work with the consultant in January 2018. As part of this work, the GCAMP Task Force aims to create an inclusive inventory of organizations of all sizes. If you lead a Greensboro arts group, please submit your information online. For more information and to follow the progress of the GCAMP Task Force, visit its webpage.