What is a Plan of Work?
In a nutshell, a POW is a plan of work that makes you feel like a superhero. It is a step-by-step approach to systematically build your project, program, or event from the ground up. Creating a POW can lead to goal clarity, better engagement and follow-through, and a much more effective final outcome. In other words, it helps you manage the tasks needed to be accomplished to get the job done.
This POW template is tailored for creative community projects and events (digital and IRL) but can be used in any capacity. This interactive document provides prompts, tips, and tables for you and your collaborators to design a thoughtful, effective, and ethical community project.
If you are an artist
beginning to explore collaborative work, community engagement, or social practice, this is for you.
If you’re a community member
with little to no experience in organizing creative projects, this is for you.
If you’re someone who just wants to learn more about community engagement and leadership
, this is for you.
Looking for creative community project inspiration? Download the Community Mural Toolkit