Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Center

OTHER / Other location, not listed

Abstract

The Worcester Arts Workshop has served the community since 1974, but like other arts organizations struggles to maintain funding and support. The goal of this project was to assess how to Workshop could improve its social, economic, and environmental sustainability, especially by enhancing revenues and reducing expenditures. We solicited a wide range of stakeholder perspectives, assessed the current use of the building, and conducted an energy audit. We recommend several short term improvements, such as changing light bulbs, insulating lofts, streamlining the website, and increasing marketing and outreach, as well as long term improvements, such as replacing the boiler, increasing class offerings, adding new types of events, extending opening times, and diversifying its audience.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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