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An Arts-Design-Cultural Corridor or Cluster Study Program for Planners, Developers & Managers

THE 2008 NORTH AMERICAN ARTS-DESIGN-CULTURAL CORRIDOR/ARTS CLUSTER STUDY ||| Please print out this form or ask a foundation staff member to fax a copy to you, and then fax or attach your completed Study answers to our field office at 309.343.7574 or leah@7artsfoundation.org  ||| All completed forms receive a free work from Modernmasterworks.  ||||| This page, like all pages of this official Membership Assn. web site, is protected by Copyright held by the 7 Arts Foundation; all rights reserved. A copy of this page can be made for the sole purpose of participating in the 2008 North American ARTS & DESIGN Corridors/arts clusters study. This Questionnaire is used by some agencies as part of the study , THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, a portrait of its destination districts.  |  Inquiries: 7AF new all points number: 903.831.9219| M-Th 11-4 CST; Sa. 11-12N CST.

Name of Arts Corridor or Arts Cluster ________________________________________________________________________________________

Arts Corridor: _______  Arts Cluster: _______  Type: Arts & Antiques District ___  Arts & Culture District ___  Arts & Design District ___  Arts & Entertainment District ___  Arts & Historic Distric ___  Arts & Sciences District ___  Arts & Warehouse District ___  Arts District ___  Arts Gateway District ___  Arts Superblock ___  Cultural District ___  Giftbox Design District ___  Historic Distric ___  Museum & Theater District ___   Photo District ___  Cultural/Heritage District ___   OTHER: __________________________________

Addresses: Mail - __________________________________________________________________________________                                                   

Phone(s)/Fax(es) - ________________________________________________________________

E-mail - ______________________________________________               Web - _________________________________________________

Boundaries of arts corridor/arts cluster: _____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________

DATE OPENED FOR PUBLIC/MEMBER USE: Premiered as of ________________     Or, scheduled opening date: ____________

Is this arts corridor/arts cluster publicly accessible? If no, explain here: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Arts corridors/clusters are often organized in order to satisfy community needs. Please check all of the following which apply to your arts corridor: Our arts corridor/cluster is... 1- Part of an urban renewal project ___  2- Part of an expanded or redesigned arts corridor/cluster ___  3- Part of a university or college program in the arts ___  4- An invented community program designed to attract new residents, businesses, tourists... ___  5-  Not part of any official community program ___  6- An invented program serving other purposes, as explained herein: ___________ ________________________________________________________________________________________

Arts corridors/clusters are financed in many ways. Please indicate, by percentage, which of the following apply to your arts corridor:  1- ____% financed by private funds;  2- ____% financed by foundation funds;  3- ____% financed by public funds;  4- ____% financed by other funds (i.e., subscriptions), as explained herein: ___________ _________________________________________________________________________________________

Managing an arts corridor/cluster is a challenging undertaking. Please indicate which of the following general statements apply to your management circumstances:  1- Governed by a private corporation ___;  2- Governed by a university/college group ___;  3- Governed by a municipal, county or state government ___  4- Governed by a public-private organization ___;  5- Managed by a an organization which has no other duties, responsibilities ___; 6- Managed by an organization which has other duties, responsibilities ___; 7- Managed by an organization which is a combination of _________________ and _________________; 8- Managed by another scheme, as explained: ____________________________________________________________________________________

Arts corridors/clusters vary in dimensions, the number and type of buildings and the number and types of open spaces they occupy and serve. Please indicate which apply in the following blank statements:  1- Our arts corridor consists of _____ block(s) or _______ square block(s);  2- Our arts corridor consists of _______ building(s) and _______ open space(s);  3- Our arts corridor/cluster building(s) is/are used only (or) fractionally [circle one, please] for cultural pursuits, including our museums, libraries, classrooms, theatres, operatic-concert-dance facilities, and our fine/applied/illuminated arts exhibition facilities. Please describe any exceptions below: _____________________________________________________________________________________

Our arts corridor/cluster open spaces are used... Only (or) fractionally [circle one, please] for cultural pursuits, as described here: ______________________________________________________________________________

When our buildings are used for cultural purposes, they are (or) are not [circle one, please] used for other purposes at the same time, as described here: _________________________________________________

Since our main concern in this study is the arts corridor/cluster component, we need to know where in your arts corridor/cluster the following presentations/events take place: 1- Music presentations: ___________________ with seating for _______;  2- Dance presentations: ___________________ with seating for _______;  3- Theatre presentations: ___________________ with seating for _______;  4- Literary gatherings: ___________________ with seating for _______;  5- Fine arts presentations: ___________________ with capacity for _______;  6- Applied arts presentations: ____________________ with capacity for _______; 7- Illuminated arts presentations: ___________________ with capacity for _______;  8- Festival events (any media): ___________________ with capacity for _______;  9- Arts conferences/confabs: ____________________ with capacity for _______;  19- Other events or gatherings: _____________________ with capacity/seating for _______/_______.

Please check all that apply to your arts corridor/arts cluster. Our arts corridor/cluster offers the following:  1- Recital Hall, with staging for __________ in a __________ s.f. facility, or N/A _____;  2- Concert Hall, with staging for __________ in a __________ s.f. facility  3- Proscenium/Open/Arena/Other [circle one, please] theatrical presentation stage, with staging for ___________ in a __________ s.f. facility;  4- Visual arts exhibition space(s), with capacity for __________ in a __________ s.f. facility;  5- Other event space (multi-use or space dedicated to receptions, etc...), as identified herein: _____________________, with staging for __________ in a __________ s.f. facility.

Some arts corridors/arts clusters prefer to be mainly a home to resident performaing, literary and/or visual artists; others prefer to a venue site suitable for visiting performing, literary and/or visual artists; and, still others prefer combined draws for to meet demand from their visitors and participants. Please list the individual resident artists most closely associated with your arts corridor/cluster:

Performers: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Literary Presenters: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Visual Artists: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Please list the visiting individual artists who are most closely associated with your arts corridor/cluster:

Performers: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Literary Presenters: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Visual Artists: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Please list the resident arts groups which are most closely associated with your arts corridor/cluster:

Performing: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Literary Presenters: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Visual Artists: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Please list the visiting arts groups which are most closely associated with your arts corridor/cluster:

Performing: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Literary Presenters: _______________________________________________________________________________________

Visual Artists: ________________________________________________________________________________________

Please list the top five individual performing, literary and/or visual artists, not appearing in the four listings above, whose touring appearance(s) in your venues have drawn the most visitors and/or participants to your arts corridor/cluster over the last three seasons: _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________

Please list the top five ensemble or collaborative performing, literary and/or visual artists, not appearing in the four listings above, whose touring appearance(s) in your venues have drawn the most visitors and/or participants to your arts corridor/cluster over the last three seasons: _________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________

Please list the names, sites and draws for arts corridor/cluster festivals, special events, conferences, exhibitions sponsored or co-sponsored by your managing or governing organization:

Name(s)                       Site(s)                                                  Paid Attendees/Unpaid Attendees

__________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________

When you consider the next three seasons, what is the direction your organization is taking, and, what are your top three priorities? __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________

Approximately how far away is your arts corridor/cluster from the nearset [please circle one of the following]: arts corridor / arts cluster, or other similarly conceived arts-inclusive destination site, as named herein: _______________________________________________; at a distance of ______ miles, drive time __________________.

May we contact you for further answers or clarifications in connection with this study? ___ Yes   ___ No

Signed, ________________________________________ Name [please print]: _____________________________________ Position/Title: __________________________________ Date: _________________________

[] We have/will be enclosing pictures, maps and other representations of our destination district as [] e-mail attachments, [] in a disk sent to the 7 Arts Foundation field office, under separate cover

[] We have enclosed copies of original planning documents, including charrettes, consultancy briefs

[] We have included promotional materials for the district for the [] current season [] past 2 seasons

[] We have included an inventory of [] buildings [] streetscapes [] open spaces

[] We have included a history of the district

[] We have included economic impact data (for suggestions as to the kinds of data we study, please refer to the ABSTRACTS page and the ABSTRACTS: RATIOS page

We very much appreciate your full cooperation in filling out the questionnaire. Should you wish to share additional data, information or images, please send all, along with a release statement, to the 7 Arts Foundation, attn. Marshall A. Thomas III, D. Phil, Executive Director Emeritus via fax, 309.343.7574 or as an e-mail attachment, drthomas@7artsfoundation .  Should you wish to add comments or make recommendations as to how we can improve this questionnaire, please fax or e-mail us your contributions.

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