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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor

SUBJECT: Seeking Transition Consultant for the Langston Hughes Institute

2/14/2014  10:00:00 AM

Seeking Transition Consultant for the Langston Hughes Institute
Consultant will assist in transitioning LHPAI to a non-profit entity over the next several years while maintaining the mission and vision of the historic organization

SEATTLE — The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) and Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) are seeking proposals for a Transition Consultant to assist LHPAI in transitioning to a non-profit entity. The new LHPAI nonprofit is planned to be operational in 2016. It will continue to maintain and preserve the mission and vision of the organization with strategic, financial, operational and maintenance support from ARTS through 2018 year end. Responses, in the form of a proposal, should be addressed to ARTS' director Randy Engstrom no later than March 14, 2014. More information can be found in the RFP here.

The consultant will be engaged for 18-24 months, during which time he or she will develop and implement a community engagement strategy; develop the process to recruit, select and build the governing board for the new nonprofit; conduct a market analysis and economic analysis; and secure 501(c)(3) status for the new LHPAI nonprofit, among other items.

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