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The Results of the Yuba-Sutter Master Cultural Plan Survey Are In!

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March 23, 2019 at 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Join Yuba Sutter Arts at One of Two Town Hall Meetings to Learn More

In November of last year, Yuba Sutter Arts began the process of collecting data from the community to help inform the cultural planning process for Yuba-Sutter. Yuba Sutter Arts is now ready to present the results of the survey data. It will host two meetings to share the information with community leaders and interested members of the general public. The meetings are scheduled for Saturday, March 23 from 10 to noon and Monday, March 25 from 5:30 to 7:30. Refreshments will be provided. Again, in this context, the term “cultural” include arts, culture, history, heritage and the humanities.  

The meetings will be held under the guidance of Yuba Community College District Researcher, Dr. Emma Blackthorne. Dr. Blackthorne created the research methodology and has been a tremendous collaborator and asset to the overall project. 

Surveys were administered in two ways. Many individuals responded via the online Survey Monkey link. Others in the community encountered one of our field survey teams out in the public during November and December. Yuba College Sociology students collected responses from members of the public who agreed to spend a few minutes answering about twenty questions about their various interests in arts and cultural activities in the community, what they liked or didn’t like and what they would like to see available locally that doesn’t already exist. Both the online and field survey documents were virtually identical.

The survey results will help us determine community interests and participation in what is currently available locally and to what extent our residents visit other cities for art and culture experiences. The survey and development of a comprehensive Master Cultural Plan for Yuba-Sutter will help outline a broad set of goals and strategies that align with other defined community needs and opportunities in key areas (e.g., economic development, cultural tourism) and provide a framework for specific cultural planning work in the future. Following these public town hall-style meetings to discuss the survey results, it is hoped that a draft plan will be ready for review and discussion by early Spring of next year. The document will be presented to both Boards of Supervisors and all four City Councils for approval by resolution. For more information on the planning process or to get involved, please send an email to David Read at david@yubasutterarts.org. Thanks so much for your participation.


Lee Burrows Center for the Arts

630 E St
Marysville, CA 95901
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(530) 742-2787

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