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Excellence, Access, and Collaboration
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

Timeline/Milestones

2017-18

Museum – implementation of initiatives
Bemis School of Art – initiative planning, form group to explore initiatives in Oct/Nov
Performing Arts – ongoing operations

2018-19

Museum – continue implementation
Bemis School of Art – implementation of initiatives, form group to begin space planning
Performing Arts – initiative planning, form group to explore initiatives in Sept/Oct

2019-20

Museum – continue implementation
Bemis School of Art – continue implementation
Performing Arts – implementation of initiatives
Spring 2020 – prepare summary report of implementation activities

Measures of Success

  • Numbers who visit the museum, attend performances, and enroll in classes; diversity of visitors by zip code, age, race, residing in Colorado or outside the state, and program type
  • Number of return visits by program category
  • Number of artists in Colorado Springs who engage with the FAC
  • Evidence of satisfaction with FAC use and experience
  • Gifts to the FAC Foundation and CC restricted endowment for the FAC to meet the $45 million goal
  • Evidence that the college is identified as a beacon for arts among liberal arts colleges
  • Digitization of the collection and number of users who access the online resources
  • Number of college students who major or participate in arts
  • Integration of the FAC in the academic programs of the college
  • Number of graduates of the college who pursue careers in the arts; evidence of their local, regional, and global influence
  • Number of community members engaged in college performances and events at venues other than the FAC
  • The economic impact of arts in the city
  • Regional and national coverage of FAC offerings including reviews of exhibits and performances
  • Robust philanthropic support for the FAC including grants, donations, and memberships
  • Growth of the FAC collection

Implementation

2018-19

2019-20

CSFAC at CC News & Stories

The Planning Process

In 2016-17 the Colorado College and Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center communities came together to develop an operational structure that achieves key community and Colorado College strategic objectives and the goal of a sustainable, ongoing commitment to community fine arts programming. See the online archive of that planning process.