Good morning all.


This is all very interesting.  Exploring similar efforts for virtual engagement and processes.  Look forward to learning what others are doing…


Than you.


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Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Government of the District of Columbia

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Subject: Re: virtual community consultation process?


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This may not cover your exact needs, but we are going to test something in the next few weeks to invite resident feedback and votes for proposals that are currently in progress. Our initial intention was to host a public Town Hall with the city council representative, but as that is not possible right now, we are going to be compiling the proposals along with some brief concept descriptions and artist bios that will be shared virtually. My team will be putting everything together in a way that is cohesive and doesn't privilege artists with stronger design or technology skills. We will share the proposals via a link to our website, and that page will have a Google form embedded where people can vote for their favorite proposals and provide comments for the selection committee to consider in later deliberations. 


It's not perfect and we'll see how it goes, but our city council reps for these neighborhoods have really extensive email lists, so we are hopeful. Happy to share more next month after we try this out. 


On Tue, Mar 24, 2020 at 4:40 PM Lambe, Susan <> wrote:

Hello Amanda and everyone -


Amanda - would you please share the responses you receive with the rest of us? Thank you!



Susan Lambe, PLA
Art in Public Places Program Manager
Cultural Arts Division

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City of Austin
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Hello Everyone,


Because of current conditions brought on by COVID-19 (including a "shelter in place" order for our city/county) we are looking at the strong likelihood that we will need to put together a virtual community consultation process for a summer public art project. This will be the third year for Creative Waco's ARTPrenticeshp program, in which high school creatives design and implement a mural under the mentorship of professional artists. Design work is scheduled for June and install for July, so right now we're planning to stay on schedule for late-spring community consultation & hopeful we'll be able to move forward this summer.


Has anyone conducted a successful virtual community consultation before? We're looking for some best practices, tips, what we should be sure to consider, pitfalls to avoid, etc.


Additional factors for us to also consider are that: 1/ the neighborhood we will be working in has traditionally been under resourced and also has a large number of senior residents, so we can't make assumptions that those we're trying to reach will have access to technology, and 2/ gathering spaces where technology is available such as community centers and libraries are currenlty closed because of COVID-19 concerns & we don't know when they will reopen.


Any advice would be greatly appreciated!



Amanda Dyer

Director of Public Art and Development

Creative Waco

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