The City of Port Moody has completed a draft Arts and Culture Master Plan. This Master Plan will help shape the kinds of cultural events, programs, and services the City will provide over the next 10 years.
The City began the process of updating its Arts and Culture Master Plan in the fall of 2016 by engaging a consulting firm, MDB Insight, to lead the process. Community consultation, held between November 2016 and March 2017, included:
- a statistically relevant telephone survey of Port Moody residents, which yielded 400 responses;
- a public forum;
- an online survey;
- focus group sessions with Council, the City’s Arts and Culture Committee, City staff, arts and culture stakeholder organizations, and artists; and
- interviews with members of the business community, City staff, and arts, culture, and heritage stakeholders.
On April 18, 2017, the draft Arts and Culture Master Plan was presented to Council. A copy of the PowerPoint presentation can be found here. Click here if you would like to view the video archive of the presentation made to Council.
The draft Arts and Culture Master is in two parts. The Technical Report contains background information on Port Moody, best practices in arts in culture relating to topics that arose during the consultation phase, and the full results of the telephone survey. The draft Arts and Culture Master Plan talks about leading trends in cultural planning and current arts and culture planning in Port Moody. The Plan also provides a summary of the telephone survey and a SOAR (strengths, opportunities, aspirations, results) analysis, which summarizes the input received through the community engagement process. Section 3, “A Strategy for Arts and Culture,” contains a vision statement for Port Moody, three strategic objectives, and goals with recommended actions that will guide arts and culture planning over the next ten years.
The City sought public feedback on Section 3 of the draft Arts and Culture Master Plan - “A Strategy for Arts and Culture” - in June 2017. All feedback received will be taken into consideration by the Arts and Culture Committee, as members develop recommendations for Council's consideration. Council will consider the Arts and Culture Master Plan and any recommended changes in the fall of 2017.