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Friday, August 19, 2022

Story

ArtsKC’s programs and services are designed to “advance lives through the arts.” This includes programs for the arts community and those engaged with the arts in the local Kansas City area. Additionally, ArtsKC works with local government and civic leadership to advocate for the arts.

The Problem

Youth are uninterested in the arts.

The Solution

Start an Art Campaign and bring attraction to it by a youth led mural project and a traveling art exhibition filled with art created by youth in KC.

Target Market

The main people affected by the problem are youth and arts organizations.

Societal Impact

The whole community is affected by this problem because art can communicate information, shape our everyday lives, make a social statement and be enjoyed for aesthetic beauty. If the youth are unable to access the arts who will continue to do so in the future ?

Next Steps

The next step in our idea is to get some sort of funding to have the resources necessary to
begin marketing our campaign to the youth, whether that is through social media or actually going into schools, other youth organizations, etc. From this we hope to garner the attention of people who are interested in participating in our activities and as well as advocating for our campaign.

Reflection

This work has increased the skills we've built over the course of our internship because we had to use every skill we have learned to be able to shape the project to where it is now. This includes using communications skills with our team members and employers, time management skills; managing time spent working at our actual internship and working towards getting this project finished. Above all, problem solving skills because there was always something to improve on within our project to make it the best it could be from the feedback we received.

Use of Backer Contributions

We are not currently accepting contributions from our voters. This pitch is part of the ProX competition for $5,000. The money will be used towards the budget we have outlined to kickstart our campaign. We will begin with a program coordinator to clean up the current plan we have created and to implement it into the community as soon as we can. The rest of the funds will be used for other parts our budget plan and anything else needed along the way accordingly.

 

This pitch was developed with the support of an amazing educational program provided by:

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Employer Exploration

How well does the intern/team understand whom they are solving/designing for?

  • Reflects deep understanding and knowledge of the background on and mission/vision of the employer (WHY)

  • Reflects deep understanding of the employer's products/services (WHAT)

  • Reflects deep understanding of the employer's marketing strategy to reach its customer/users (HOW)

  • Reflects deep understanding of the profile of the main customers/users for the employer (WHOM)

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Problem Exploration/Validation

How well does the intern/team narrow down and define the specific ceed(s)/pain point(s) for the employer and its users?

 

  • Reflects deep empathy work has occured (aka "discovery") around the broad design question/problem with key stakeholders (employees and/or customers/users, depending on the problem)

  • Reflects clear pain points (problem/needs/wants) have been extracted from the empathy work

  • Reflects that the original design question has been narrowed/revised according to empathy work discovery

  • Reflects a deep company analysis around the specific pain point(s)

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Solution Building (x2)

How well does the intern/team utilize design thinking as an iterative design process to build a solution?

  • Reflects comparative research and landscape analysis was sought to understand who else has addressed similar needs successfully

  • Reflects customers/users feedback was sought and integrated on solution idea

  • Reflects employer feedback was sought and integrated on solution idea

  • Reflects that the team challenged and questioned their own assumptions when testing/vetting ideas

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Solution Summary

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  • Reflects in depth HOW/WHY the solution will work (feasibility and viability)

  • Reflects clearly the PLAN (financials/budget and timeline) to make the idea work (feasibility and viability)

  • Reflects the suggested rollout/next step to make this idea happen (action plan, ask, etc.)

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Pitch Presentation

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  • Pitch deck reinforces the pitch with relevant images, numbers, and words without detracting/distracting

  • Pitch script is clear, concise, and compelling

  • Pitch is delivered with confidence, expertise and passion

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