The master plan will help us to better express the uniqueness and artistic vitality of Surprise by setting the standard and strategic direction for how we continue to implement and enjoy arts and culture in our community.
Public art helps us celebrate our heritage; communicates our direction; and characterizes our sense of place. Thoughtfully implemented public art and cultural programing will define “Surprise” to ourselves and project our special qualities and competitive advantages to visitors and investors. In this way, our Arts & Culture Master Plan doubles as an important economic development tool!
The plan will define three main outcomes that will help our city’s Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission and City Council as they make decisions regarding arts & culture:
- REACH: How do we expand the Surprise Arts & Cultural Advisory Commission’s (SACAC) scope in terms of who sees, creates and participates in Arts & Culture in Surprise?
- DEPTH: How do we expand the SACAC's effectiveness?
- INVESTMENT: How do we bring new resources to the SACAC?
The people of Surprise are creative, spirited, and ingenious, and that’s what we are trying to capture as we develop this plan.