Cultural Equity Plans are being created across the world and now one northern Illinois city is joining in. Some of its organizations, residents and other groups came together last week for the city’s first cultural plan conversation.
The Council and other community groups are partnering with LORD Cultural Resources. This global company started 40 years ago. It helps communities create cultural spaces. The Arts council has worked with this team since February.
Eve Moros Ortega is a director at LORD. She said the Americans for the Arts website is a great resource, and it explains the need for these plans.
“Each one of these little slices of the pie connects to actual studies," Ortega said. "So, when we talk about these outcomes, they are backed by data, and something really important, like why we are doing this?”Read More
ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Area groups begin a major initiative that will, hopefully, put the Rockford region on the map of Arts and Cultural hotspots.
At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, the Rockford Area Arts Council (RAAC) will host the first public meeting for the Rockford Region Cultural Plan at the Riverfront Museum Park in downtown Rockford.
Lord Cultural Resources, a consulting group based in New York City, will work with the RAAC and Rockford residents, to create the directory.
“It brings meaning to our lives arts and culture but it also has a tremendous amount of data around benefits in health, in education, in workforce development, in attracting employers,” said Eve Moros Ortega, director with Lord.Read More
Nine state museums are the responsibility of the Louisiana lieutenant governor, and nine other sites are operated by the Secretary of State. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser wants to place them under the same umbrella and create regional entities to handle their management.
He’s bringing forward the strategy as widespread issues within the Office of State Museums (OSM), which the lieutenant governor oversees, are aired in a Legislative Auditor’s report released this week. The review found museums have operated without a strategic plan or detailed budget for years. Low employee morale was also cited in the audit.
The audit report also pulls extensively from a 2019 study the Office of State Museums commissioned from consultant Lord Cultural Resources to review its governance structure.
The firm found “the current governance structure creates political interference and tension, makes fundraising a challenge, and could risk OSM losing accreditation.” The Lord report also noted a “long-standing tension” between the museum board and the Office of State Museums.Read More
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2023) — The City of Charlotte on Monday released the State of Culture Report, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area's most up-to-date study of local arts and culture conditions. Residents and all local arts and culture participants are invited to provide additional input on the city's cultural planning efforts through a survey and during a virtual public meeting about the report.
The city will host a virtual public meeting on March 8, 6-8 p.m., to walk residents through the State of Culture Report and to solicit feedback. Residents should register on Eventbrite to receive a Zoom meeting invitation from the city's consultants, Lord Cultural Resources.Read More
Lord Cultural Resources, the world’s largest cultural professional practice, recently provided its expertise to the Abrahamic Family House project, a multi-faith campus opening on 1 March 2023 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.Read More
Charlotte aspires to be a leading arts city, and a plan to achieve that may be just a few months away. The city’s arts and culture steering committee Tuesday met to refine and finalize Charlotte’s State of Culture Report, the findings that will inform an arts and culture plan expected to be completed this summer. The full report is expected to be released in detail to the public in early March, but lead planner Joy Bailey-Bryant provided “emerging insights” from the report that will guide the city’s planning process.
“We were able to really speak to people about what is important for them regarding arts and culture, and not just individual artists and arts organizations, but residents as well as educators,” said Bailey-Bryant, president of consulting company Lord Cultural US.Read More
The American Alliance of Museums (AAM) is set to highlight sustainability and community engagement as two of its leading topics during this year’s Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo programme. The comprehensive schedule of talks and discussions will cover a breadth of industry topics when it takes place in Denver from 19-22 May 2023.
Lord Cultural Resources director Eve Moros Ortega will discuss ‘Cultural planning for museums: collaborating with culture to maximize impact’ with speakers from Mint Museum and the Museum of Arts and Sciences.Read More
The Niagara Region has announced Niagara Parks Power Station and the Neil Campbell Rowing Centre among the 11 Biennial Design Award winners. The projects received recognition in the Grand prize – Interior public space and Grand prize – Architecture categories, respectively.
Designed by +VG Architects, ELLIS Engineering Inc., FORREC, Lord Cultural Resources, Science North, Stantec, and Thinkwell Montreal, Currents: Niagara’s Power Transformed, is an interactive sound and light experience that radiates the historic facility. The former “Canadian Niagara Power Company generating station” harnessed the energy of the Horseshoe Falls and turned it into a source of electricity for over 100 years. Today, the landmark attraction highlights the history and architectural features of this structure.Read More
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - The City of Tuscaloosa wants your input on a major development coming to downtown. City leaders have big plans for the Saban Center, but they won’t go forward without hearing from many of you first.
A consultant hired to assist in the planning of the Saban Center has created a community survey on the future of the science and discovery center.
Lord Cultural Resources, a museum consultant for the Saban Center, launched an online community survey for the science and discovery center that will be known as IGNITE.Read More
The Association of Children’s Museum (ACM), is the world’s foremost professional society supporting and advocating on behalf of children’s museums. The association is pleased to announce its new five-year (2023-2028) strategic plan.
To plan for this future, ACM engaged Lord Cultural Resources, to work collaboratively with the board, executive director, and staff leadership to facilitate a strategic planning process to revisit their current mission and vision, set impactful goals, and develop measurable objectives around four main priorities for the organization.Read More