To what extent is Maine Arts Commission staff support available? For instance, to help identify local hosts and participants and assist with logistics for community forums and focus groups; to identify state leaders for research (such as interviews, focus groups, etc.); to prepare email lists for constituent surveys; and to provide input into the plan writing and research.
The Arts Commission staff will be available in a supporting role. Providing input into the plan writing, identifying committee members, focus groups participants, etc. Staff will not be conducting research or writing the plan. Past research can and will be provided.
Is this plan designed to respond to the NEA Partnership Agreement’s strategic plan requirement? When will the Maine Arts Commission’s next NEA partnership agreement proposal be due?Yes and no. It will be used for our NEA partnership agreement. See below.
We have noted the use of the terms “strategic plan” and “strategic cultural plan” in the RFP. Please confirm if the deliverable is a strategic plan for the state agency (the Maine Arts Commission’s plan approved by its Commissioners and implemented by its staff), or a more general cultural plan for the state of Maine with responsibilities shared by multiple public and private agencies?