March - May 2015
Planning and Preparation
What does it take to launch Boston’s cultural planning process? From creating a brand identity to reviewing applications for the Leadership Council and the Community Engagement Teams, the Planning and Preparation phase focused on creating a multi-disciplinary team and developing an adaptive research process for Boston to ensure planning efforts meet inclusion and engagement goals.
June -Sept. 2015
We began with the Boston Creates Town Hall in June. Now, our community teams are leading a city-wide, comprehensive grassroots research effort, reaching out to every community, engaging individuals in conversations, holding community meetings and attending local events.
Oct. - Nov. 2015
Making Sense of What We've Heard
This fall, our focus will shift to understanding what we heard. We’ll be analyzing data and looking for key themes. This is when we start to articulate Boston’s cultural priorities and potential policy recommendations.
Dec. 2015 - March 2016
Drafting The Cultural Plan
We’ll start to outline the vision, goals and priorities of Boston’s cultural plan. A successful plan needs to be actionable. In March, we'll hold a cultural summit. We will share the draft and ask for feedback. Based on what we hear, we’ll refine and rework the plan.
April - May 2016
Bringing the Findings to the Community
The final plan will be presented to the Leadership Council, the Steering Committee and the Mayor. They will assess the plan to ensure it accurately responds to the research outcomes and results – i.e. what we learned from you. A plan will also be developed for implementation.
The plan will be completed in June 2016 and presented to the community.