The West Falls Center for the Arts, a non-profit dedicated to bringing visual, performing, culinary and healing arts to a rural community, has engaged The Magellan Group to develop the organization’s strategic plan. The strategic plan work was made possible by a grant from the John R. Oishei Foundation located in Western New York.

West Falls Center for the Arts has created a community of musicians and artists sharing their art in a warm, welcoming acoustically sound space. West Falls Center for the Arts is located in a repurposed building, formerly housing Butterwood Bakery, in the heart of West Falls, NY. West Falls, NY is a small rural community located in the “ski country” of southern Erie County. Members of a growing rural arts community come from throughout the Southtowns and beyond to enjoy music from local, national and international musicians.

West Falls Center for the Arts extends its reach to youth and adult amateur musicians through Kids Jam Sessions, a partnership with the Blues Society of WNY and Community Jam Sessions, held once a month. Youth musicians from the area are featured at every concert performance.

Strategic Planning, the process of developing and executing a set of short and long term goals to support the vision and mission of the organization is important to the success of any organization. An organization’s strategic plan becomes their roadmap to success.

The Magellan Group strategic planning process will guide the organization through the assessment of external and internal conditions and operational constraints to define goals, determine strategies, develop tactics, assign resources and timeless to ensure success. Key Performance Indicators, metrics and milestones are identified to measure and manage implementation.

The John R. Oishei Foundation has acknowledged the benefit of creating a framework for intentional growth to support sustainability. “The John R. Oishei Foundation enhances the economic vitality and quality of life for the Buffalo Niagara region through grantmaking, leadership and network building. The Foundation was established in 1940 by John R. Oishei, founder of Trico Products Corporation”.