described as a private not for profit foundation, we are
an all volunteer group with members and supporters from across the
county who share the common goal of using the Arts as a catalyst to
revitalize downtowns. Our supporters come from all professions
ranging from doctors and lawyers to theater specialists to laborers.
Our members assist in projects by sharing their experience in one or
more of our core areas:
Members of the financial group work at finding
funding for projects through grants and donations. They also
work with private individuals in securing loans to finance projects
and save threatened buildings.
Revitalization Planning -
These members use their experience to guide
organizations as they navigate the downtown revitalization process
and comment on or prepare revitalization plans. This group
also evaluates revitalization plans in communities where projects
have been proposed and conducts feasibility studies to determine if
a proposed project is likely to succeed.
This group analyzes the building that is being
restored or converted, determines the best layout for the space and
creates the plans that will be used for the project. They
specify the materials and equipment that will be used and in
many cases will produce blueprints which are ready for evaluation by
a local architect.
Most of our members participate in this group,
either by performing the actual construction work or supervising
areas of the project in which they have expertise.
Once a venue is ready to open, this group assists
the local organization in all aspects of operations from tickets to
performance selection to technical direction to cleaning. They
also provide support services such as website design/maintenance,
information technology and personnel management.