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Your feedback is vital to the City’s plan for arts, culture, and historic preservation. This invitation only survey is intended to gather input from the steering committee and non-profit arts, culture, and historic preservation groups.

9 registered responses


How important is it that Sandpoint be recognized as an arts and culture destination (1=not important, 5=very important)?

Average
4.78
Total
43.00
Count
9
Skipped
0

What would you like to see more of in Sandpoint? (choose up to 5)

Response Percent Response Count
Art exhibits or crafts shows 44.4% 4
Historical exhibits and heritage walking tours 44.4% 4
Arts festivals (e.g. music, art, film, etc.) 66.7% 6
Cultural or heritage festivals (e.g. ethnic, traditions) 55.6% 5
Music, dance, or theater performances 22.2% 2
Walking tours (e.g. historic, public art) 33.3% 3
Storytelling, poetry slams, or other literary events 44.4% 4
Film, video, or photography programs 11.1% 1
Classes and workshops in the arts 55.6% 5
Permanent public art (e.g. murals, sculptures, functional art) 66.7% 6
Temporary public art (e.g. pop-up exhibits, installations, programs) 33.3% 3
Other 22.2% 2

Generally, how do you rate arts and cultural opportunities in Sandpoint?

Quality
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 11.1% 1
Good 55.6% 5
Neutral 11.1% 1
Fair 22.2% 2
Variety
Response Percent Response Count
Good 44.4% 4
Neutral 11.1% 1
Fair 33.3% 3
Poor 11.1% 1
Affordability
Response Percent Response Count
Good 66.7% 6
Neutral 22.2% 2
Fair 11.1% 1
Schedule
Response Percent Response Count
Good 66.7% 6
Neutral 11.1% 1
Fair 22.2% 2
Accessibility
Response Percent Response Count
Excellent 11.1% 1
Good 55.6% 5
Neutral 22.2% 2
Fair 11.1% 1
Venues
Response Percent Response Count
Good 22.2% 2
Neutral 22.2% 2
Fair 55.6% 5

What are the five most important things the City of Sandpoint should focus on to meet residents’ arts and cultural needs? (Choose up to five.)

Response Percent Response Count
Development and retention of artists in Sandpoint 55.6% 5
Support existing nonprofit arts and cultural organizations 88.9% 8
Provide public art throughout the community 44.4% 4
Enhance the variety of arts and cultural events in Sandpoint 33.3% 3
Enhance the quality of arts and cultural events in Sandpoint 66.7% 6
Coordinate and disseminate information about arts and cultural opportunities 55.6% 5
Professional development for artists and creative businesses enterprise 55.6% 5
Support creative arts innovation in Sandpoint 55.6% 5
Use arts and culture to enhance tourism efforts 44.4% 4

Which of the following statements best describes your opinion regarding arts and culture in Sandpoint? The City of Sandpoint should…

Average priorities over 9 responses
  1. Describe the significance of this item

    Play a major part in supporting and expanding arts and cultural opportunities
  2. Describe the significance of this item

    Fully support and expand arts and cultural opportunities
  3. Describe the significance of this item

    Play a minor role in support and expanding arts and cultural opportunities
  4. Describe the significance of this item

    I am not sure
  5. Describe the significance of this item

    Not support or expand arts and cultural opportunities

What types of arts and cultural events would you like to see in Sandpoint? Examples include: chalk festival, color runs, beach jams, garden programs, spring picnics, community clean-up, pumpkin carving, cider festival, beach bon fire, pie contests, holiday trail, baking classes, pajama brunches.

Answered
9
Skipped
0

Please list organizations that the City of Sandpoint should partner with to help strengthen arts and culture efforts?

Answered
9
Skipped
0

How does arts and culture contribute to Sandpoint’s unique community character?

Answered
9
Skipped
0

How would you like Sandpoint’s arts and cultural scene to grow or change in the next five years?

Answered
8
Skipped
1

How important is historic preservation for the Sandpoint community? (1=not worthwhile, 5=very worthwhile)

Average
4.44
Total
40.00
Count
9
Skipped
0

What role should the City of Sandpoint take in preserving historic places? (Choose all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
a. Landmarking Individual properties for their historical, architectural, and cultural significance. 77.8% 7
b. Educating property owners about the benefits of historic preservation. 66.7% 6
c. Providing incentives and technical assistance to owners of historic properties. 77.8% 7
d. Providing design review assistance for building alterations and new construction. 66.7% 6
e. Promoting preservation-based economic development in downtown Sandpoint. 66.7% 6
f. Establishing neighborhood historic districts where possible. 55.6% 5
g. Promoting heritage tourism 44.4% 4
Other 22.2% 2

Are there any properties, neighborhoods or places in Sandpoint that you feel are important architecturally, historically or culturally and worthy of future preservation?

Answered
8
Skipped
1

What programs or incentives would be most helpful in preserving historic properties and places in Sandpoint? (Choose all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
Façade improvement grant program for historic commercial properties. 75.0% 6
Provide ongoing educational programs on available historic preservation tax credit and other incentive programs offered locally, regionally, or statewide. 62.5% 5
Offer low-interest or forgivable loans for historic residential property improvements. 37.5% 3
Streamline development review and provide regulatory relief to encourage historic preservation and adaptive use. 50.0% 4
Assistance in “packaging” different incentive and financial incentive programs. 25.0% 2
Establishing local venture funds for property improvements and downtown business development. 50.0% 4
Other 12.5% 1

What kinds of educational opportunities about historic preservation would you like to see? (Choose all that apply.)

Response Percent Response Count
Historic walking tours 66.7% 6
Design guidelines/homeowner’s manual 77.8% 7
Property research resources 33.3% 3
Lectures/workshops on local history 55.6% 5
Historic photography exhibits 88.9% 8
Historic plaque program 88.9% 8
Other 11.1% 1

Please list organizations that the City of Sandpoint should partner with to help strengthen local preservation efforts?

Answered
7
Skipped
2

How does historic preservation contribute to Sandpoint’s unique community character and sense of place?

Answered
8
Skipped
1

Do you work in a creative industry?

Response Percent Response Count
My household income includes monies earned through art, performance, or arts education 44.4% 4
I or someone in my household makes art, performs, or participates in creative activities regularly, but not for income. 22.2% 2
I work for or represent a nonprofit arts organization in Sandpoint (staff, board, volunteer) 55.6% 5
I work for or represent a creative industry business in Sandpoint (owner, artist, employee) 33.3% 3
Other 11.1% 1

Using the numbered areas in the map above, identify where you live. If you do not live in the Sandpoint city limits, please select the city or area in which you live.

Response Percent Response Count
Area 5 11.1% 1
Area 7 11.1% 1
Area 8 22.2% 2
Area 9 11.1% 1
Sagle 11.1% 1
Other Bonner County 22.2% 2
None of the above 11.1% 1

Tell us a little about your relationship with the City of Sandpoint. Check all that apply:

Response Percent Response Count
I work in Sandpoint 44.4% 4
I'm retired in Sandpoint 11.1% 1
I often visit Sandpoint 22.2% 2
I own property in Sandpoint 44.4% 4
I have a business interest or am looking to do business in Sandpoint 22.2% 2
Other 33.3% 3

What is your age?

Response Percent Response Count
20-29 11.1% 1
30-39 22.2% 2
50-59 11.1% 1
60-69 44.4% 4
70 or older 11.1% 1
Elle Susnis inside the County of Bonner
September 4, 2020, 11:26 PM
  • How important is it that Sandpoint be recognized as an arts and culture destination (1=not important, 5=very important)?
    5
  • What would you like to see more of in Sandpoint? (choose up to 5)
    • Arts festivals (e.g. music, art, film, etc.)
    • Cultural or heritage festivals (e.g. ethnic, traditions)
    • Storytelling, poetry slams, or other literary events
    • Permanent public art (e.g. murals, sculptures, functional art)
    • Temporary public art (e.g. pop-up exhibits, installations, programs)
  • Generally, how do you rate arts and cultural opportunities in Sandpoint?
    • Quality - Good
    • Variety - Fair
    • Affordability - Fair
    • Schedule - Good
    • Accessibility - Good
    • Venues - Fair
  • What are the five most important things the City of Sandpoint should focus on to meet residents’ arts and cultural needs? (Choose up to five.)
    • Development and retention of artists in Sandpoint
    • Support existing nonprofit arts and cultural organizations
    • Coordinate and disseminate information about arts and cultural opportunities
    • Professional development for artists and creative businesses enterprise
    • Support creative arts innovation in Sandpoint
  • Which of the following statements best describes your opinion regarding arts and culture in Sandpoint? The City of Sandpoint should…
    1. Describe the significance of this item

      Play a major part in supporting and expanding arts and cultural opportunities
    2. Describe the significance of this item

      Fully support and expand arts and cultural opportunities
    3. Describe the significance of this item

      Play a minor role in support and expanding arts and cultural opportunities
  • What types of arts and cultural events would you like to see in Sandpoint? Examples include: chalk festival, color runs, beach jams, garden programs, spring picnics, community clean-up, pumpkin carving, cider festival, beach bon fire, pie contests, holiday trail, baking classes, pajama brunches.
    • Professional Artist Development Classes
    • Public Art guided walking tour
    • Public Art App for self guided tours
  • Please list organizations that the City of Sandpoint should partner with to help strengthen arts and culture efforts?
    • POAC
    • Music Conservatory
    • Panida Theater
    • Creations
    • The Festival
  • How does arts and culture contribute to Sandpoint’s unique community character?

    Sandpoint has a sort of interwoven fabric of being an ‘art town’, yet being rich in history and historical buildings, which makes for an interesting combination. This juxtaposition attracts tourists, diverse local talent, and brings about innovation and a growing economy. The interactions and strong social bonds made through art are also very evident to me in Sandpoint.

  • How would you like Sandpoint’s arts and cultural scene to grow or change in the next five years?

    I would like to see a central organization of leadership to effectively help all of the various arts organizations get their programming out to our citizens.

  • How important is historic preservation for the Sandpoint community? (1=not worthwhile, 5=very worthwhile)
    5
  • What role should the City of Sandpoint take in preserving historic places? (Choose all that apply.)
    • a. Landmarking Individual properties for their historical, architectural, and cultural significance.
    • b. Educating property owners about the benefits of historic preservation.
    • d. Providing design review assistance for building alterations and new construction.
    • e. Promoting preservation-based economic development in downtown Sandpoint.
    • f. Establishing neighborhood historic districts where possible.
  • Are there any properties, neighborhoods or places in Sandpoint that you feel are important architecturally, historically or culturally and worthy of future preservation?
    • Granary District
    • South Sandpoint
    • Downtown
    • Powerhouse/Sand Creek
    • Milltown/North Boyer
  • What programs or incentives would be most helpful in preserving historic properties and places in Sandpoint? (Choose all that apply.)
    • Façade improvement grant program for historic commercial properties.
    • Provide ongoing educational programs on available historic preservation tax credit and other incentive programs offered locally, regionally, or statewide.
    • Establishing local venture funds for property improvements and downtown business development.
  • What kinds of educational opportunities about historic preservation would you like to see? (Choose all that apply.)
    • Historic walking tours
    • Design guidelines/homeowner’s manual
    • Lectures/workshops on local history
    • Historic photography exhibits
    • Historic plaque program
  • Please list organizations that the City of Sandpoint should partner with to help strengthen local preservation efforts?
    • Bonner County Historical Museum
    • Local Architects Organizations
    • Local Contractors Organizations
  • How does historic preservation contribute to Sandpoint’s unique community character and sense of place?

    We have a hundred plus years of Sandpoint proper history, and many historical properties that have been lovingly preserved. That means a lot of pride of place for those families that have lived here for generations, and newcomers alike.

  • Do you work in a creative industry?
    • Other - I am a 30 year employee (graphic designer) of a screenprinting shop here in Sandpoint, with national and international clients. I have also been a volunteer or board member of arts organizations in town. Currently the chair of Sandpoint Arts Commission.
  • Using the numbered areas in the map above, identify where you live. If you do not live in the Sandpoint city limits, please select the city or area in which you live.
    • Area 9
  • Tell us a little about your relationship with the City of Sandpoint. Check all that apply:
    • Other - I’ve called Sandpoint my hometown for 45 years. Lived within 4 blocks of downtown for my entire adult life. My son is 4th generation Sandpoint. I love to see Sandpoint vibrant and bustling with events and art, while retaining the small town vibe.
  • What is your age?
    • 50-59
  • What is your annual household income?
    • $50,000 - $74,999
  • How many children under the age of 18 live at home?
    1
  • Is there anything else you would like to share regarding arts, culture, and historic preservation efforts in the City of Sandpoint?

    I appreciate the effort of the City of Sandpoint to undertake this master planning. I feel it’s important for this arts town to chart a course for success for it’s many working artists and the citizens that enjoy the fruits of that labor.

  • Name
    Elle Susnis
  • Organization
    Sandpoint Arts Commission
  • E-mail address:
    Ellensusnis@yahoo.com
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Part 1: Arts and Culture


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