Communities are more readily pursuing Cultural Master Planning in an effort to strategize larger urban planning initiatives, define community needs, make cases for funding, and allocate resources. In the process of engaging community voices robustly, cultural institutions such as museums are sometimes left out of the dialogue and do not align their own strategic initiatives to the intended outcomes. Explore the Cultural Master Planning process, how and why institutions are not always identified as primary ‘players’ in planning activities, and the risks to implementation of these plans.

Carolynne Harris, Christine Harris, Daniel Keegan, Nancy Walsh