Preparing for a Cultural Inventory in Albany, Oregon
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The Community Cultural Development class in the Arts and Administra on Department at the University of Oregon was asked to present a plan to the City of Albany, Oregon, that would help the city develop a cultural inventory. Throughout the term, students researched about the city using online resources and in-person interviews. Students also surveyed a broad range of cultural inventory methodology and examples from around the country. The class created a list of ac on steps for Albany to complete their own cultural inventory. They documented the input of leaders in the community on local assets and project design. Students also compiled a list of preliminary cultural assets. The class makes recommenda ons to include youth engagement, communica on, and informal and occupa onal arts in Albany’s cultural inventory. Community cultural development is a collabora ve e ort between ar sts and community members to ar culate a community’s iden ty, concerns, and aspira ons through the arts and communica on media. The Community Cultural Development class in the Arts and Administra on Program at the University of Oregon was asked to develop recommenda ons that would help the city envision and implement a cultural inventory. A cultural inventory is a list of the arts- and culture-oriented assets that enrich community life in the city.