Engagement Commitments

Engagement Values

Stakeholder engagement… 

  • Is based on the belief that those who are affected by a decision have a right to be involved in the decision-making process.
  • Includes the promise that the stakeholder contributions will influence the decision. 
  • Promotes sustainable decisions by recognizing and communicating the needs and interests of all participants, including decision makers. 
  • Seeks out and facilitates the involvement of those potentially affected by or interested in a decision. 
  • Seeks input from participants in designing how they participate. 
  • Provides participants with the information they need to participate in a meaningful way. 
  • Communicates to participants how their input affected the decision.

Source: Adapted from the International Association for Public Participation  

Engagement Priorities

  • Reach out to and gather input from key stakeholders around the state to help shape the Arts Board’s equity decisions
  • Work closely with partners to extend and deepen the engagement to reach underrepresented stakeholders
  • Gather relevant and frank input on barriers and challenges as well as opportunities, hopes, and solutions
  • Ask respectfully, listen carefully, and use the results of stakeholder engagement to help shape decisions
  • Grow relationships around the state with groups and individuals that share common purposes and priorities with the Arts Board

Level of Engagement: Consult

Goal: To obtain stakeholder input on our decisions

Promise: We will keep you informed, listen to and acknowledge concerns and aspirations, and provide feedback on how your input influenced the decision.