Open House New York: Public Engagement Guide
Guide and Trainings // Summer 2022
Turnstile Studio consulted with Open House New York in the summer of 2022 to develop a Public Engagement Guide for Weekend partners for Open House New York Weekend, an annual citywide festival where hundreds of organizations, businesses, and individuals provide free access for members of the public to unique behind-the-scenes experiences. The Public Engagement Guide provides guidance about what makes a meaningful and successful visitor experience for OHNY Weekend and how to plan and prepare for hosting the public, including best practices and insights and inspiration from previous weekends. In order to create the Guide, Turnstile facilitated a series of interviews and focus groups with OHNY stakeholders, including staff, board members, and volunteers, and conducted a comprehensive review of OHNY programming and materials from the previous 19 years of the festival. The Guide was also supplemented with a pair of training workshops led by Turnstile staff to familiarize partners with it and help them prepare and plan for the weekend.