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1 LEADERSHIP KINGSPORT 2013 Community Impact Project

2 Team Members Thomas Kain, Domtar Thomas Kain, Domtar Nell Reid, Eastman Chemical Company Nell Reid, Eastman Chemical Company Diane Vestal, AGC Glass Diane Vestal, AGC Glass Chad Head, Portola Packaging Chad Head, Portola Packaging Kandy Childress, United Way of Greater Kingsport Kandy Childress, United Way of Greater Kingsport

3 Team Assignment 1. Identify, list, and categorize our communitys cultural assets by creating a cultural asset spreadsheet. 2. Partner with City of Kingsport to establish a GIS mapping database of our communitys cultural assets that can be continuously updated and refreshed by our community. 3. Brainstorm ways to establish an ongoing cultural asset identification process that links all members of our community, including municipal, community, and business stakeholders. The end goal is to sustain, strengthen, and grow our community.

4 Cultural Assets Can Be... MaterialEmotional Spiritual

5 Cultural Assets Can Also Be...

6 Why Do Cultural Assets Matter? In every community that manages to sustain or revive itself over time, there are cultural factors that contribute to the vitality and robustness of the people living there. In every community that manages to sustain or revive itself over time, there are cultural factors that contribute to the vitality and robustness of the people living there. Kingsport is unique in all it offers... Kingsport is unique in all it offers... Art / Art Galleries Art / Art Galleries Sculpture Walk, Appalachian Art Show, Renaissance Center Galleries, Carousel, etc. Sculpture Walk, Appalachian Art Show, Renaissance Center Galleries, Carousel, etc. Festivals & Events Festivals & Events Fun Fest, Oktoberfest, etc. Fun Fest, Oktoberfest, etc. Religious Heritage Religious Heritage Church Circle, etc. Church Circle, etc. Community Cultural Organizations Community Cultural Organizations Kingsport Ballet, Symphony of the Mountains, etc. Kingsport Ballet, Symphony of the Mountains, etc. Parks, Sports, and Leisure Parks, Sports, and Leisure Bays Mountain, Warriors Path State Park, etc. Bays Mountain, Warriors Path State Park, etc. Live Music / Listening Rooms Live Music / Listening Rooms Bluegrass on Broad, Summer Concert Series, Local musicians strumming and picking instruments, etc. Bluegrass on Broad, Summer Concert Series, Local musicians strumming and picking instruments, etc. Iconic Locals Iconic Locals Pals, etc. Pals, etc.

7 Identify, List, and Categorize Cultural Assets Art Galleries Art Galleries Art Trails Art Trails Arts Education Arts Education Community Cultural Organizations Community Cultural Organizations Festivals & Events Festivals & Events Historic Places Historic Places Iconic Locals Iconic Locals Live Music/Listening Rooms Live Music/Listening Rooms Local Musicians Local Musicians National Register of Historic Places National Register of Historic Places Parks, Sports & Leisure Parks, Sports & Leisure Performing Arts Organizations Performing Arts Organizations Religious Heritage Religious Heritage Spaces & Facilities Spaces & Facilities Volunteer Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities Identified and listed 126 cultural assets in 15 categories

8 Cultural Resource Categories Source: georgianbaymappingculture.com/cultural-mapping/

9 Cultural Resource Categories Expanded Source georgianbaymappingculture.com/cultural-mapping /

10 Art GalleriesGeographic Location / Address Cindy Saadeh Fine Art Gallery128 East Market Street, Kingsport Downtown Kingsport Association dba Main Art Center140 W Main St (Second Floor) Kingsport, TN Gallery at City Hall225 W. Center St Kingsport TN Kingsport Art Guild1200 East Center Street Kingsport Sculpture WalkDowntown Kingsport Kingsport Senior Artisan Center at Lynn View Community Center257 Walker St Kingsport, TN Main Art Studio140 W. Main Street Renaissance Center 239 Gallery1200 E. Center St Kingsport TN Renaissance Center Atrium Gallery1200 E. Center St Kingsport TN Renaissance Center Main Gallery1200 E. Center St Kingsport TN Ripper Art Studio210 Commerce Street, Kingsport Star Trails Downtown246 Broad Street Kingsport TN Suzanne Barrett Justis Fine Art Studio and Gallery1200 E. Center St Kingsport TN Festivals & EventsGeographic Location / Address Fun FestThroughout Kingsport (multiple locations) Brass Ring GalaKingsport Farmer's Market Spring Faire at Exchange Place4812 Orebank Rd Kingsport, TN Carousel Fine Craft ShowKingsport Farmer's Market pARTy in the heARTDowntown Kingsport Christmas ConnectionCivic Center OktoberfestDowntown Kingsport - Old Depot Listening Rooms/Live MusicGeographic Location / Address Live bluegrass on Thursday or Friday NightsPizza Inn Bloomingdale Fall concert SeriesKingsport Farmer's Market Summer Concert SeriesDowntown Kingsport Summer Concert Series - Thursdays and Fridays in summerKingsport Farmer's Market Stir Fry Café125 Broad St Kingsport, TN Examples of Database Entries

11 Partner with City of Kingsport – GIS Mapping of Cultural Assets 1. Partnered with City of Kingsports Jake White to establish a GIS mapping database of our communitys cultural assets that can be continuously updated and refreshed by our community. 2. Jake has begun the process of mapping all 126 assets now. Recommend future plans include producing a GIS Map with each category displayed as a unique map layer. 3. Future consideration is also being given to create interactive maps (journey maps) that community members can create based on their interests by category or geographic location.

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17 Future Recommendations Partner with website developer for site design, maintance, and marketing/communication. (Effort beginning with Elixir Marketing) Partner with website developer for site design, maintance, and marketing/communication. (Effort beginning with Elixir Marketing) Ensure site is user-friendly and value-added Ensure site is user-friendly and value-added Example: Click on name under a category and be able to pull up information about the asset, such as venue, schedule of events, etc. Example: Click on name under a category and be able to pull up information about the asset, such as venue, schedule of events, etc. Include a smart phone application. Include a smart phone application. Enable users to create personal journey maps based on a category of interests or geographic locations(s). Enable users to create personal journey maps based on a category of interests or geographic locations(s). Hire a college summer intern to ensure content is continually added to database. Hire a college summer intern to ensure content is continually added to database.

18 Future Recommendations – Continued Actively seek community input by providing opportunities for site contributions by individuals/organizations. Actively seek community input by providing opportunities for site contributions by individuals/organizations. Example: Have cultural arts organizations write feature articles, start a blog associated with the website, place videos on the site, have individuals/organizations self identify cultural assets, etc. Example: Have cultural arts organizations write feature articles, start a blog associated with the website, place videos on the site, have individuals/organizations self identify cultural assets, etc. Include You might also like suggestions when users click on a category or name under a category. Include You might also like suggestions when users click on a category or name under a category. Identify local partners, such as Move to Kingsport, Community Economic Development group, Chamber of Commerce, local employers, school systems, etc. for collaborative efforts. Identify local partners, such as Move to Kingsport, Community Economic Development group, Chamber of Commerce, local employers, school systems, etc. for collaborative efforts. Example: Ensure site is linked to City of Kingsport and Chamber of Commerce websites for maximum visibility and engagement. Example: Ensure site is linked to City of Kingsport and Chamber of Commerce websites for maximum visibility and engagement.

19 A SPECIAL THANK YOU City of Kingsports Office of Cultural Arts and GIS Department


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