Creative Greensboro: Cultural Arts Master Plan

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Creative Greensboro: Cultural Arts Master Plan


Creative Greensboro: Cultural Arts Master Plan

Thank you for taking the time to share your input, suggestions and ideas. Your feedback helped to shape the revised plan. 

The four main goals of the plan:

  1. Provide Sustained Support for Arts and Culture by Enhancing and Expanding Resources.
  2. Foster Cultural Equity and Arts Participation for All.
  3. Create a Prosperous Environment for Artists and Arts and Cultural Organizations.
  4. Support Development of a Vibrant City by Raising Awareness and Enhancing Visibility of the Arts.

The community engagement process sought to ensure broad-based input from a cross section of community members and stakeholders in Greensboro to identify priorities of Greensboro residents.

Next Steps
The plan was adopted unanimously by the Greensboro City Council at the Tuesday, December 18, 2018 council meeting. The City is currently in the process of hiring a Chief Creative Economy Officer (EEOC), a dynamic leader to guide the implementation of the Cultural Arts Master Plan and lead a newly created Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs. 

The application deadline for the Chief Creative Economy Officer position was June 16. If you have submitted your application, you will be notified by the City’s Human Resources department regarding the next steps. 

In recognition of the important role arts play in the local economy and culture, City Council  created a task force that will lead the effort to create a Greensboro Cultural Arts Master Plan (GCAMP). The City has hired a consulting firm to help create this plan called "Creative Greensboro."

Greensboro is a growing and vibrant community and this plan aims to create a foundation to advance and support creative life in Greensboro. Read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information. 

Watch this video about the Cultural Arts Master Plan process.

Volunteer Task Force
Co-Chairs: Councilwoman Nancy Hoffmann and Jacquie Gilliam
Members: Brian Greene, Dabney Sanders, Darlene McClinton, Eleanor Gwyn, Laura Way, Linda Sloan, Marty Kotis, Pat Levitin, Peter Alexander, Addy Jeffrey, Beverly McIver, Russ Robinson, Scott Roe, George Scheer, Waiyi Tse, Bob Powell, Josephus Thompson III, Larry Czarda, Jill White and Victoria Milstein

Sustainable Funding: George Scheer (Chair), Margaret Benjamin, Lisa Crawford, Larry Czarda, Brian Greene, Eleanor Gwyn, Rick Lusk, Victoria Milstein, Skip Moore, Scott Roe, Phelps Sprinkle, Jill White, Rich Whittington

Role of the City: Dabney Sanders (Chair), Kim Gatling, Addy Jeffrey, Zack Matheny, Bob Powell, Russ Robinson, Cheryl Stewart, Ray Trapp, Waiyi Tse, Chris Wilson

Emerging Greensboro: Laura Way (Chair), Peter Alexander, Amy Grossmann, Pat Levitin, Darlene McClinton, Beverly McIver, Walker Sanders, Linda Sloan, Josephus Thompson III, Kate Tobey, Andy Zimmerman

2018 Task Force Meeting Minutes
January 24
March 21
April meeting postponed due to tornado
September 26
November 19

Schedule and Copy of preliminary plan and revised plan
April 25-28: Community Engagement Events postponed due to tornado
June 6-9: 16 Community Engagement Events held for input on arts and culture
June 30: Survey closed
September 12: Greensboro Cultural Arts Master Plan Findings Report event postponed due to Hurricane Florence
September 26: Rescheduled Greensboro Cultural Arts Master Plan Findings Report Event, 5:30 - 7 pm, Union Square Auditorium - Creative Greensboro Preliminary Goals and Recommendations 
November 20: Revised Creative Greensboro Cultural Arts Master Plan 
December 12: Final Creative Greensboro Cultural Arts Master Plan
December 18 - City Council adopts the Cultural Arts Master Plan 

We Want to Hear From You

The GCAMP Task Force will create an inclusive inventory of organizations of all sizes. If you lead a Greensboro arts group, please e-mail the name of your organization and your contact information to We've heard from over 111 different arts and culture organizations so far! Be sure to sign-up. 

For more information, e-mail