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. Authentically engaging youth in planning, programming, and decision making Cultural Tourism Local Cultural Council Program basics Fundraising Arts friendly policies in cities and towns Cultural advocacy 101 Evaluation- How do you measure and talk about impact? Engaging artists in community/placemaking Cultural District Initiative basics Attracting new and/or diverse audiences/participants Working with the municipality Using data to tell your story Increasing public awareness of your offering Creating a culture of inclusion Attracting collaborators and building successful partnerships Marketing using social media Accessibility 101 Creative economy Supporting and promoting local artists Developing a strong board and succession planning Public art Increasing access for the culturally underserved Working with difficult personalities/getting to consensus 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!