Victoria residents embrace arts and cultural opportunities, as the heavily attended Symphony Splash illustrates annually. The City of Victoria is looking for input on its long-range plan for increasing such opportunities. Victoria News file photo

Have your say on Victoria’s arts and culture plan

The plan will guide investments in arts and culture for the next five years

The City of Victoria is seeking feedback on a master plan to guide future arts and culture investments.

The draft Create Victoria Arts and Culture Master Plan is designed to strengthen conditions for creativity, innovation and artistic excellence to flourish. It includes a cultural policy and aligns ideas, people and resources around a shared vision, and contains strategies, goals and actions to guide initiatives and investment over the next five years.

The city wants feedback on the latest version of the plan, which identifies four strategic priorities: connecting people and spaces, building cultural leadership, telling the city’s story and being future-ready.

To give your input, visit victoria.ca/create by July 11 and complete a short survey. Or you can email comments to culture@victoria.ca, or drop and speak with staff at the engagement station at the Eventide Music Series on July 6 between 6 and 9 p.m. in Centennial Square.

Input can also be provided during Festival Mexicano in the Square on Saturday, July 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. The final plan is due to be presented to council in September, followed in late fall by the development of an implementation plan.

editor@vicnews.com

Just Posted

Fries, gravy, cheese and goodwill: Victoria hosts Poutine Week

Buy one of the varying versions of this traditional dish and help feed hungry kids

Saanich homeless camp to voluntarily leave provincial land by Tuesday

‘If the province really wants to pick a fight with us, we may end up in John Horgan’s backyard,’ says camp leader Chrissy Brett

Victoria lawyer urges B.C. law society to make pro bono work mandatory

Resolution says justice system is “at a crisis level” in B.C.

Surge in requests for help, reports of sexual assault since #MeToo

Growing demand for Victoria Sexual Assault Clinic’s services in first year of #MeToo

Saanich Neighbourhood Place serves up some politics with their pancakes

Local family resource and support centre aims to educate voters and politicians

Victoria teen suffers whiplash in school ‘bubble’ soccer game

Middle school students injured in teacher-student competition

Black Press to host extreme career fair in Victoria

The fair will run on Oct. 25 at the Bay Street Armoury

Enbridge to begin building road to access pipeline explosion site in B.C.

An explosion Tuesday knocked out a 91-centimetre line

Andrew Scheer on revamped NAFTA deal: ‘I would have signed a better one’

Conservative leader says he wouldn’t have signed USMCA

Matheson will have NHL hearing after Canucks rookie Pettersson hit

The 19-year-old Swedish centre appeared woozy after the hit

GUEST COLUMN: A better way to manage B.C.’s public construction

Claire Trevena responds to Andrew Wilkinson on NDP union policy

B.C. brewery creates bread beer from food waste

The brew aims to raise food waste awareness and provide funds for the food bank

Dad files Charter challenge after B.C. bans kids from taking transit unsupervised

Adrian Crook is taking his fight to B.C. Supreme Court

B.C. VIEWS: Cast your municipal vote for sanity on homelessness

Thousands on waiting list while anti-capitalist bullies get priority

Most Read