ARTS & CULTURE STRATEGY

Development of an Arts & Culture Strategy for West Vancouver

One of the Council’s eight priorities is to update the District’s Arts & Culture Strategy.

Arts and culture in West Vancouver incorporate a broad array of programs and services, community groups delivering arts programs, individual artists from all arts disciplines, participants, audiences and volunteers.

Draft Strategy now available

Draft Arts & Culture Strategy

The draft Arts & Culture Strategy is now available for your review and comment before it goes to Council on June 25.

Get your copy

It is also available at the following locations:

  • Municipal Hall, 750 17th Street
  • Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Avenue
  • Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st Street
  • Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Avenue
  • West Vancouver Museum, 680 17th Street
How to give feedback

Share your feedback on the Draft Arts & Culture Strategy.

We will be collecting feedback until Monday, May 7 at 12 p.m.

Online

Fill out the online form and share your feedback online:

Comment Form

Attend a Community Meeting

Ask questions and share your feedback. Mark your calendars and join us at a community meeting! 

Wednesday, April 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Municipal Hall, Atrium, 750 17th Street

Monday, April 30
5:30–7:30 p.m.
West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall,1950 Marine Drive

There will be a presentation at 6:30 p.m. 

Paper comment forms

Paper comment forms are available at the above-noted facilities. 

COMMUNITY INPUT & CONSULTATION

The draft strategy is based on the summary of community and stakeholder input that occurred between May and August 2017 and reflects the ideas and values that the community shared with us.

We’ve put the ideas from past planning together with what we heard in 2017 into this draft strategy. 

A summary and assessment of the feedback from the community are contained in the document below:

Arts & Culture Strategy Research Summary and SOAR Assessment

WHY A NEW ARTS & CULTURE STRATEGY?
  • arts and culture contribute to the social fabric of the community by increasing community pride, social interaction, sharing of ideas, community identity and community wellness
  • the most recent comprehensive strategy that guided the District in the delivery of services was the 2005–2014 Celebration & Collaboration: Arts & Culture Strategy
  • over the last ten years, a number of planning processes have been conducted in West Vancouver around cultural services and facilities; these plans incorporated considerable community and stakeholder input and will provide a foundation for the new Arts & Culture Strategy
WHAT WILL THE NEW ARTS & CULTURE STRATEGY INCLUDE?
  • a five-year plan that identifies key initiatives, timelines and metrics to guide the District’s delivery of arts and culture services and programs; arts and culture also link to a number of other sectors such as economic sustainability, tourism, and education
  • Arts Facility Needs Assessment—a review of current facilities used by the District and community
  • cultural scan of community groups providing arts and culture services in West Vancouver
  • a comprehensive community engagement process that articulates the community’s vision and priorities for arts and culture services, programs and facilities
  • a process to develop key principles and criteria for decision-making to enable the District to prioritize its allocation of resources for the delivery of arts and culture services
  • an implementation plan that aims to develop a collaborative, coordinated and community-based approach to enhance the quality, access and delivery of arts and culture services in West Vancouver
  • an annual review process to ensure progress towards the vision and accomplishment of key priorities
Steering committee

A Steering Committee comprised of community members and the consulting firm MDB Insight worked with District staff to develop the strategy and lead the community consultation process.

Arts & Culture Strategy Steering Committee

contact

Doti Niedermayer
Senior Manager of Cultural Services

604-921-2938

Email

View the Draft Strategy

The Draft Arts & Culture Strategy is available now.

Draft Arts & Culture Strategy

community meetings

Ask questions and share your feedback on the draft strategy.

Mark your calendars and join us at a community meeting!

Wednesday, April 25
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Municipal Hall, Atrium, 750 17th Street

Monday, April 30
5:30–7:30 p.m.
West Vancouver Memorial Library, Welsh Hall,1950 Marine Drive

There will be a presentation at 6:30 p.m. 

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