Arts and Culture Master Plan

The City is launching a community-based arts and culture Master planning process and is seeking a qualified consultant or consultant team with relevant experience and knowledge to lead the project and deliver the following outcomes:

  • Assess the current state of the arts in Healdsburg
  • Create a comprehensive data list of arts and cultural assets that include venues, organizations, programs, businesses, and other opportunities
  • Gather widespread input from the community about how they envision the role of arts and culture in Healdsburg
  • Research the economic impact of the arts within the City and provide data on how Healdsburg compares to other cities.
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration among the City, organizations, and businesses to foster and enhance the arts.
  • Define the City and other organization’s roles as it pertains to the advancement of arts in Healdsburg
  • Prepare and present a finareport with actionable recommendations to the City

Arts and culture have a strong presence in Healdsburg, play a significant role in community life, and are a valued component to both residents and visitors alike.  Healdsburg is home to a wide range of art and cultural organizations, resources, venues, and activities that are a source of community pride and enrichment. While arts and culture are certainly present, there is a need to create a clear identity and understanding of the arts in the community to insure relevancy, sustainability, and enhancement in the future.  The Arts and Culture Master Plan will be a legacy project and meant to shape the future of the arts landscape within Healdsburg for years to come.

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for Planning Services

On February 5, 2019 the City issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking a consultant or a consultant team to provide technical expertise in arts and cultural planning, data collection, public engagement, and economic analysis . You can download a copy of the RFQ hereAll proposals must be submitted no later than 5:00 P.M. Friday, February 22, 2019.

An informational webinar was held on Tuesday, February 12, 1:30 P.M. PST.  For reference, a copy of the presentation slide deck and  full audio presentation are available to download. For more information, please contact Recreation Manager, Dave Jahns at 707-431-3152; djahns@ci.healdsburg.ca.us