California Arts Council

State of California

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Strategic Planning Consultant RFP

Published: 12-12-2017

The California Arts Council (CAC) is developing a new Strategic Plan to guide the work of the agency for three to five years; beginning in January 2019. The agency is seeking proposals from qualified consultants or consultant teams to assist in the development of the Plan including extensive public outreach as a key element of the process.

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In evaluating submittals, the CAC will consider technical expertise in strategic planning; a background in the arts and nonprofit fields, especially in California or in similarly diverse and large states or regions; range of experience in the strategic planning field; experience working in the areas of racial and economic equity, cultural humility/competency and diversity; innovation and use of multiple means for research, public input, and planning; cost; and demonstrated ability to work closely with a varied group of stakeholders, as well as members of the general public.