Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs’ Sustainability Committee is working toward goals and objectives that will sustain arts and culture. As the county seeks a Chief Sustainability Officer to revisit the County’s sustainability Plan “Your Home for Life,” the committee must keep moving ahead toward the needs of the arts community and those who we impact.  

What is sustainability? The concept of sustainability is composed of three pillars: economic, environmental, and social/human — also known informally as profits, planet, and people. Sustainability focuses on meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

What is resiliency? Resiliency is the ability to sustain your operations after economic downturn, natural disasters, or unexpected circumstances.

What is environment? Environment is the surroundings or conditions in which we live. This includes natural and man-made forces and activities, things seen and unseen. The sum total of our surroundings — including the conditions we live and work in — influence how we feel or how effectively we can live, work, and play. 

– Within these, the #1 focus for Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs is: How can the arts be sustained? Take a few minutes, right now, to tell us your greatest needs; it’s imperative. The deadline for this questionnaire is Friday, December 20th at 5:00pm.

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1. Please provide your name and contact information. If you have questions, please email Trudy@UnitedArts.cc.

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2. How green are your buildings and practices?

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3. What resources are needed to determine your organization's resiliency and sustainability? List your top three resources and the funding required for each.

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4. If you need a physical space, select all that apply.

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5. Do you currently have a capital campaign or plans for a new location?

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6. What is the current number of employees, artists, and volunteers at your organization?

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7. If necessary, provide any comments/ details about Q6.

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8. Administration: For your organization to continue with resiliency and sustainability, what are your needs for employees? (select all that apply)

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9. Artists: For your organization to continue with resiliency and sustainability, what are your needs for employees? (select all that apply)

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10. If you had access to capacity building/training to sustain your organization, what type of assistance/resource would be of interest to you? (Drag-and-drop in order of priority or select number from drop-down menu with 1 being most important) (Select N/A if it does not apply).

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11. If you selected "Other" for Q10, please specify

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12. Does your organization have metrics of success regarding social/cultural impact?

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13. Does your organization have metrics of success regarding impact on our environment?

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14. In what areas do you think your organization already maintains green practices? (Select all that apply)

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15. In what areas do you think your organization can assume or shift to more green practices? (Select all that apply).

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16. Do you have programming for children K-12?

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17. Diversity — In order to accurately reflect our community’s diversity, in what areas do you have diversity challenges? (Select all that apply)

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18. In what ways can you promote resiliency and sustainability in arts and culture?

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19. How do you plan to use your artistic medium to advance the natural 
environment?

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20. Is there anything really important that we left out?

Thank you for helping us learn where the arts are — and need to be — for a sustainable cultural community.

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