Cultural ConveningFall 2017 Help us shape the day! This fall we are planning on holding a daylong event on a Saturday in Worcester that will bring together community members from across the Commonwealth. Our goal is to provide resources, training, tools, and most importantly, inspiration to help communities build capacity and effect change in order to increase the impact of their community led-efforts to sustain and promote a rich cultural life.The event will be attended by Local Cultural Council members, artists, Cultural District partners, municipal representatives, and Adams Arts Program participants. Question Title * 1. How likely are you to attend? Will definitely attend Likely to attend Not sure Unlikely to attend Definitely will not attend Question Title * 2. Through Mass Cultural Council’s recent strategic planning process and in conversations with constituents, we have identified topics that might be included in the day’s agenda. Please select up to five topics in which you are most interested. Working with difficult personalities/getting to consensus Increasing public awareness of your offering Creating a culture of inclusion Engaging artists in community/placemaking Attracting new and/or diverse audiences/participants Local Cultural Council Program basics Fundraising Increasing access for the culturally underserved Using data to tell your story Cultural Tourism Evaluation- How do you measure and talk about impact? Supporting and promoting local artists Cultural District Initiative basics Accessibility 101 Authentically engaging youth in planning, programming, and decision making Cultural advocacy 101 Public art Working with the municipality Marketing using social media Creative economy Developing a strong board and succession planning Attracting collaborators and building successful partnerships Arts friendly policies in cities and towns Question Title * 3. Please list any topics not listed above that you would like to be included. Question Title * 4. What benefits or takeaways would you anticipate as an attendee at this event? Question Title * 5. Is there a particular person or community you have an interest in hearing from? Question Title * 6. Tell us a little about yourself (select all that apply): I am on a Local Cultural Council I am involved in a Cultural District I am involved in an Adams Arts Program I am an artist I work for a city or town Other (please specify) Question Title * 7. Please provide your email address for future communications about this event. Email Address: Question Title * 8. Do you have any other comments, suggestions, feedback, or ideas? Thank you!