CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
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November 15, 2016

Greater Columbus Arts Council Continues Public Engagement with Online Survey

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Continuing a multi-phase research process, the Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) has teamed up with Burges & Burges Strategists, a research and strategy firm, to launch an online survey. It is designed to gain a better understanding of the community’s perceptions of arts and culture, their priorities and values, and the programs they think are important. The survey will be available from November 15-December 1, 2016.

“The arts and culture sector is a major driver of quality of life in the greater Columbus area,” said Tom Katzenmeyer, President and CEO of the Arts Council. “It’s important for us to understand the perceptions and priorities of our community as we shape our plans for the future.”

The online survey is one part of a larger community outreach program, including a telephone survey, focus groups, small-group listening sessions with various stakeholders and individual in-depth interviews. The information gathered will be used to shape plans for the future of arts and culture in Central Ohio, and all residents are encouraged to participate in the online survey.

“Input so far has been very informative and this survey is another opportunity for the community to have a say in how we move forward,” said Katzenmeyer. “This process will give us the guidance to best formulate a plan to address Central Ohio’s needs and priorities.”

The survey can be accessed here. For more information, please visit www.gcac.org or contact Jami Goldstein at jgoldstein@gcac.org.

About the Greater Columbus Arts Council: Through vision and leadership, advocacy and collaboration, the Greater Columbus Arts Council supports art and advances the culture of the region. A catalyst for excellence and innovation, GCAC funds exemplary artists and arts organizations and provides programs, events and services of public value that educate and engage all audiences in our community. GCAC thanks the City of Columbus and the Ohio Arts Council for their continued support.