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Strategic Plan Archive

Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency Strategic Plan FY 2016 – FY 2020  



Citizens of Guam lack the opportunity to view, enjoy or participate in living theatrical performances, musical concerts, operas, dance and ballet materials, art exhibits, examples of fine architecture and the performing and fine arts.

The Territory desires to foster the opportunity for participation in arts and humanities programs designed to benefit citizens of all ages and from every community. It is the policy of the government of Guam to stimulate the economic growth of the Territory through cultural activities. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the Territory to provide more opportunities for professional training and practice of the arts and humanities.

Further, it is the policy of the Territory to join with the arts and humanities to insure that their role in the life of the community will grow and play a more significant part in the welfare and educational experience of the citizens. Coordinating and encouraging schools, organizations and individuals in their several artistic and cultural activities is in the best interest of the territory of Guam.

Finally, the Territory desires to make prompt application for federal funds in support of the arts and humanities and hereby establishes an agency for application and expenditure of those funds


Enabling Legislation – Purposes of the Council

  • To stimulate and encourage the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation therein.
  • To help develop and sustain existing independent institutions of the arts by providing technical assistance in strengthening administrative and fund-raising techniques.
  • To provide for the exhibition of art works in public buildings; to administer the art bank purchases and to make policies therefore.
  • To bring highest quality in arts to the Territory, to promote the opportunity for people to experience, enjoy and profit from the arts and humanities.
  • To join or contract with private patrons, individual artists and ensembles and with institutions, local sponsoring organizations and professional organizations.
  • To enter into contracts to provide grants, loans or advances to individuals, organizations or institutions -- public or private – engaged in artistic, humanistic and cultural programs.
  • To accept gifts, contributions and bequest of funds or artifacts and property.
  • To serve as sole government agency for administering any state plan of the National Endowment for the Arts and/or Humanities.
  • To make applications for federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities or to any office or agency of the United States for participation in or receipt of aid from federal programs.
  • To receive requests for grants and to make grants to institutions, individuals and agencies of government in furtherance of the arts and humanities.
  • To administer and disburse funds.
  • To expend appropriations made by the Legislature for arts and humanities programs.


Current Funding Sources

  • Legislative Appropriations
  • National Endowment of the Arts
  • Local & Federal Agency Grants
  • Percent of the Arts
  • Revolving Fund (Gallery & Administrative Fees)