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Utility

Layout and typeface make key points easy to locate and read


Language is concise and appropriate for the audience


Graphics are clear, easy to understand, and can be read after photocopying


Visuals and photos of arts activities appear in the plan


Paper stock used does not obscure the contents


Design is consistent with the agency's:

 

  • image


  • role as an agent of the arts


  • other printed materials


  • There is a table of contents or other organizing tool


    One or more appropriate versions are available to meet differing needs of:

     

  • taxpayers/the public


  • funders (NEA, foundations, etc.)


  • legislators


  • artists, arts agencies and other nonprofits


  • the business community


  • Available in large type, Braille, audio, etc.


    Translated into languages spoken by key constituencies


    Available via the Web
    Acknowledgments
     

    The plan provides proper acknowledgment for and/or lists of:

     

  • fiscal sponsors


  • primary partners


  • primary writer(s)


  • key participants (in focus groups, community meetings, etc.)


  • staff


  • council members
  • Executive Summary
     

    Is concise and identifies main priorities


    Includes directions on how different constituents can make use of the plan

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