New Strategic Plan to Strengthen Facilities, Audience, & Artist Support

The staff and board of directors of Spudnik Press is honored to announce our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan that will guide the work of our organization for the next 36 months. Created with support from the Arts & Business Council‘s program, Business Volunteers for the Arts, this document is designed to strengthen our organization through four aspects critical to our mission. Facilities, Audience, and Fundraising all feed into the final goal and fundimental purpose of our organization: Artist Support.

This plan lays out overarching goals as well as a road map to what we hope to accomplish in the next three years. For more details or to becoming involved as a volunteer or committee member, please contact Executive Director, Angee Lennard.

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Facilities & Equipment:

Spudnik Press facilities and equipment are able to fully accommodate the programmatic and administrative needs of the organization while ensuring a welcoming, accessible, efficient, and safe work environment for staff and visitors. A capital expenditures plan enables the organization to make cost-effective decisions regarding all facilities and equipment improvements.

Key Activities:

  • Assess all facilities, equipment usage, digital tools, safety, studio and office workflow.
  • Establish a capital expenditure fund.
  • Schedule short- and long-term facility and equipment improvements.

The Bottom Line:

  • Better equipment, better work flow, more opportunities to print

Artist Support:

Through better understanding the needs of the artists we support, specifically those who are seeking opportunities to develop the artistic and professional skills, Spudnik Press Cooperative will identify and provide impactful professional opportunities that enable artists to sustain and advance their artistic careers.

Key Activities:

  • Collect feedback from current and past program participants.
  • Modify, enhance, or expand current opportunities.
  • Build relationships with more art enthusiasts, curators, art consultants, gallerists, collectors, and peers.

The Bottom Line:

  • Our programs provide pivotal career-advancement opportunities.
  • Artists can financial support their art practice.

Audience Development:

Spudnik Press Cooperative will increase the diversity of our audience, both those we serve and those who support our mission in regards to race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and physical ability. To ensure that the organization remains accessible and approachable to all who can benefit from our programs, the organization will employ a range of approaches towards this goal including clear and compelling public communications and ongoing outreach efforts to new audiences.

Key Activities:

  • Evaluate opportunities to increase accessibility and value of programs to various audiences in regards to race, ethnicity, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability.
  • Increase outreach events throughout the city.
  • Develop partnerships with arts organizations throughout the city.
  • Update marketing materials to better communicate our value and inclusivity.

The Bottom Line:

  • Spudnik Press supports more creative people through out the city.
  • Spudnik Press is more accessible and more equitable to more people.

Income Development:

Spudnik Press Cooperative is able to garner new sources of revenue from a broad range of supporters including but not limited to individual donors, corporations, foundations, and institutional partnerships for the purpose of bolstering Spudnik Press Cooperative programs. In order to achieve this goal, the organization will maintain a full and diverse board.

Key Activities:

  • Seek additional corporate support in the form of grants and in-kind donations.
  • Grow the Annual Benefit to garner additional funds for the organization.
  • Welcome more individual donors the Giving Circle.
  • Generate new art sales through art fairs and online platforms.

The Bottom Line:

  • The Studio Fellowship Program is funded through grants or sponsorships.
  • Artwork produced at Spudnik is placed in local and national private collections and museums.
  • Increased financial stability ensure long-term viability for the organization.

Because each goal feeding into other goals, staff is beginning work across all four goals this fall. As the plan gets underway, the organization plans to seek feedback from the community through a mix of online surveys, in-person meetings, and volunteer committees.

Our 2019 Annual Benefit, The Price is Nice, will be held on October 19. Spudnik Press aims to raise $50,000 to support our Strategic Plan and ongoing programs.