Create Long Beach

Executive Summary and Full Report

On Tuesday, October 19, 2010, the Arts Council for Long Beach presented to the Long Beach City Council Create Long Beach, the update to the city's cultural master plan. Create Long Beach, a ten year plan, outlines five major goals and a number of strategies to grow and sustain the arts in Long Beach.

A committee of the Arts Council has been charged with the responsibility to educate the community about the plan as well as coordinate its implementation. For more information please email Antonio Ruiz.

Download Executive Summary

Download Full Report

Download Appendix

Letter of Support from City of Long Beach 1st District Councilmember Robert Garcia

Letter of Support from City of Long Beach 2nd District Councilmember Suja Lowenthal

Letter of Support from City of Long Beach 4th District Councilmember Patrick O'Donnell

Letter of Support from the Museum of Latin American Art

Letter of Support from Long Beach Playhouse

 

About Create Long Beach

Arts Council for Long Beach Presents Create Long Beach

 

Create Long Beach, a ten-year Cultural Plan Framework for the City of Long Beach, was established by the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach Economic & Cultural Affairs Bureau to update a 1996 Long Beach Community Cultural Plan with major funding support from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Work began in October 2008 with the direction and support of a 75-member Steering Committee, which held several meetings to deliberate, including a half-day community forum in March 2009.

The community-based planning process resulted in a framework focusing on six major goals:

Goal 1

Create an effective communication network that informs, engages, and excites the cultural sector and the larger community, fostering participation and collaboration.

Goal 2

Use diversity to build active participation in cultural and creative activities in Long Beach's neighborhoods as well as downtown.

Goal 3

Strengthen and coordinate a full range of creative learning opportunities for residents of all ages.

Goal 4

Foster a sustainable and collaborative cultural environment of creative individuals and cultural organizations of all sizes, ages, disciplines, and locations.

Goal 5

Use Long Beach's cultural assets more effectively to support economic development, including cultural venues, districts, organizations, and programs.

Goal 6

Strengthen an inclusive cultural leadership to identify, advocate for, and obtain the necessary financial and human resources.

Click here to download Create Long Beach Phase I Framework and Goals.

 

Current Efforts


On March 2, 2010, Long Beach City Council voted unanimously to integrate the Create Long Beach Plan in the Long Beach 2030 Plan.

Afterwards, the Arts Council for Long Beach, in cooperation with the City of Long Beach Economic Development & Cultural Affairs Bureau and a long list of community partners, developed short-term and long-term implementation strategies that support and actualize the six major goals. These strategies were submitted to the City of Long Beach to be incorporated into the Long Beach 2030 Plan on October 19, 2010.

A committee of the Arts Council has been charged with the responsibility to educate the community about the plan as well as coordinate its implementation. For more information please email Antonio Ruiz.

 

Community Voices


As part of our effort to update the cultural master plan, we interviewed members of the community. Click the links below to listen.

Kamran Assadi (Click to Listen)

Reverend Dr. Jane Galloway (Click to Listen)

 

Additional Resources


Create Long Beach Phase I Framework and Goals
: Link

1996 Long Beach Community Cultural Plan Key Findings: Link

Re-Imagining the Arts in Long Beach Television Special Transcript: Link

Pasadena Cultural Nexus Action Plan: Link

Santa Monica Creative Capital Plan: Link

Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region: Link

 

How to Participate


Create Long Beach
organizers encourage you to participate by sharing your vision for our cultural future.  Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter, or contact us directly with your questions and comments.

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Contact Us


For questions, comments or suggestions, please contact:

Antonio Pedro Ruiz
The Creativity Network

Office: (562) 430-8637
Cell: (562) 304-3869
E-mail: thecreativitynetwork@gmail.com