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Cultural Sustainability Assessment 
A capacity-centerd approach

The first step in supporting local cultural sustainability

Service Description

Is your community or the one you serve going through rapid change? Are aspects of traditional local culture diminishing? How sustainable is your community's local culture? What resources does it have to secure culturally significant practices for future generations? By participating in a capacity-centered cultural sustainability assessment, communities can explore the primary sources of local cultural sustainability and identify strengths and weaknesses in their sustainability. After a cultural sustainability assessment has been conducted, community stakeholders can create informed cultural sustainability strategies.


Objective of a Cultural Sustainability Assessment Report: To identify the strengths and weaknesses in the sustainability of community culture. From this information, supportive projects can be developed and cultural sustainability monitored.


Deliverables in a cultural sustainability assessment report:

  • Based on the principles, identify cultural sustainability indicators unique to your community

  • Comprehensive report analyzing the strengths and weaknesses in community cultural sustainability

  • Documentaiton of local cultural resources to build upon

  • Tangible data reflecting cultural sustainability

  • Visuals representing data for use in community development

  • A summary of findings and what it means for your community’s cultural sustainability

  • Data visuals for a profile of a community’s current cultural sustainability


Benefits of a cultural sustainability report:

  • Inform equitable sustainability projects that builds on already present community values

  • Tangible data for use in community engagement as well as funder and donor buy in

  • Monitor project success and how they are impacting community culture

  • Identify your community's cultural sustainability goals for its future

  • Initial assessment report has lasting value for continued monitoring of community cultural sustainability.

Get in touch to see if a cultural sustainability assessment can help you meet your goals.

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