Arts, Culture & Heritage
Update January 2017
Beginning now, we are creating a strategy to increase the reach and focus the contribution that arts and culture make to life in West Vancouver. Community consultations this spring and summer will include stakeholder meetings, open houses and cultural cafes to make sure everyone has a chance to bring something to the strategy. Staff and consultants will work with a steering committee of citizens and stakeholders to guide the process.
Update July 2016
The District, working together with community stakeholders, has just completed a high level visual and performing arts strategy. This will form the backbone for the development of a detailed five-year Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan, with extensive public input and consultation with arts, culture and heritage organizations, groups and people in the community. This plan will be the basis for decision-making and priority-setting and will set the direction for the next five years of delivery of arts, culture and heritage activities.
The Arts and Culture Strategic Action Plan will be delivered in spring 2017 and would include:
- a facility needs assessment
- a cultural scan of community groups and organizations 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 allocation of resources
- 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 for all residents of West Vancouver.
Arts & Culture Strategy
The District is developing a new five year Arts & Culture Strategy to assist in making informed decisions and maximize resources allocated to arts and culture services and programs.