Create Victoria – Make Your Mark!
Date posted: March 2, 2017
What does a creative city look like to you? What do art and culture organizations, artists and creative entrepreneurs need to be successful? And how can the City support this vision and needs? Take the opportunity to “make your mark” to create conditions for creativity to flourish in Victoria!
A range of activities are planned to inform the development of Create Victoria, a five-year Arts and Culture Master Plan that will align ideas, people, and resources around a shared vision and a set of goals, strategies and tactics to realize Victoria’s potential and guide investment. Help us build a creative city!
Create Victoria Cultural Café
Saturday, March 4
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Victoria City Hall
Drop by the Create Victoria Cultural Café on Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Victoria City Hall to share your ideas on how you currently participate in arts and culture, your vision for a vibrant arts and culture scene, and how the City could support this. The drop-in event will include live music, arts activities for all ages and complimentary treats. We hope to see you there!
A series of cultural cafés will be held with sectors of the arts and culture industry in March and there will be opportunities to share your ideas at a range of pop-up kiosks at local venues and on social media at #CreateVictoria.
Help us measure the impact of arts and culture in Victoria by participating in an online survey! The first section of the survey is open to the general public, while the second section is aimed at arts and culture practitioners to inform the City’s economic impact assessment study. The survey is open until March 31, 2017.
Get on the Map!
Are you on the map? To ensure Victoria’s arts and culture industry is accurately represented in the Arts and Culture Master Plan, and to help the City identify opportunities and gaps, industry members are invited to add or update their organizations, businesses and public art on the Arts Victoria cultural map. Since 2010, more than 900 City-owned and community-run arts and culture resources have been mapped.
We’ll reach out again to the community in mid-June to seek feedback on the draft Arts and Culture Master Plan. Learn more at www.victoria.ca/create