For FY 2021 budget preparation, the County Board provided guidance to the County Manager to develop a transition plan for Arlington Community Arts Programs. The County Board asked for a proposed scope of work for the development of alternative management and service delivery models for arts-supporting services (specifically the CostumeLab, Scenic Studio and Mobile Stage) and, in partnership with Arlington Public Schools, a new scheduling process for joint-use theater space.
Community Arts Advisory Committee Charge
Drawing on the recently-completed strategic plan of the Arlington Commission for the Arts, Enriching Lives: Arlington Art and Cultural Strategy (2017), as well as the Framework for Arlington’s Cultural Spaces (2018) adopted by the Commission, the responsibilities of the Advisory Committee shall include the following elements:
- Catalogue public and private arts services in Arlington and the region to include audio-visual services, costumes and scenery construction;
- Develop and analyze alternative management and service delivery proposals and funding sources for Scenic Studio, CostumeLab and Mobile Stage operations including a proposed transition for future operations;
- Evaluate and propose public-private partnerships for audio-visual services, costumes and scenery construction;
- Develop a new scheduling process for joint-use theater space in partnership with Arlington Public Schools.
Learn more about the advisory committee’s scope of work.
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at 3700 South Four Mile Run Drive.
|Meeting Date||Meeting Type||Meeting Materials|
|Monday, July 15 @ 6:30 p.m.||Full Committee||Agenda | Presentation | A Word About Arts |
Background Information about CostumeLab, Scenic Shop, Mobile Stage & Joint Use Theaters | DRAFT Notes
|Thursday, Aug. 8 @ 6:30 p.m.||Full Committee||Agenda
Ideas Generation & Evaluation Template
|Thursday, Aug. 29 @ 6:30 p.m.||Full Committee||Agenda
|Thursday, Sept. 19 @ 6:30 p.m.||Full Committee||Agenda
|Thursday, Oct. 10 @ 6:30 p.m.||Full Committee||Agenda
|Thursday, Oct. 17 @ 6:30 p.m.||Full Committee||Agenda|
Final Report and Presentation
Per its charge, the Community Arts Advisory Committee finalized its findings and recommendations in a report and presentation to the County Manager.