The City of Port Moody is developing an Arts and Culture Master Plan that will help shape the future of arts and culture in the community over the next 10 years. Arts and culture are valued and celebrated in Port Moody. We are City of the Arts – it’s in everything we do. One of Council’s priorities, as outlined in the 2015-18 Strategic Plan, is to create and nurture community through supporting arts, culture, and learning, and recognizing and celebrating the City’s rich heritage. The Arts and Culture Master Plan will act as a strategic guide for achieving that goal, and for helping to define priorities for cultural events, programs and services.
Public consultation is an important part of the plan’s development phase. The City is working with consultants from MDB Insight to engage Port Moody residents, along with local and external arts, culture, and heritage stakeholders.
The goal of public consultation activities is to help establish a guiding vision for the development of arts and culture in Port Moody, and to help connect arts and culture to other City priorities. Feedback from the public and stakeholders will help the City determine satisfaction levels with current arts and culture programs in Port Moody, find out what kind of programs people would like to see in the future, and identify possible gaps in services or barriers to participation. Input from the public will feed directly into the formation of a draft Arts and Culture Master Plan, which will be presented to Council for their consideration in spring 2017.
Consultation activities include:
- A telephone survey, conducted by Forum Research, of at least 300 randomly-selected Port Moody residents (November 2016 - The survey is now complete);
- Interviews with members of the business community, City of Port Moody staff, and local and external arts, culture, and heritage stakeholders (December 2016);
- A public forum, led by MDB Insight (Wednesday, December 7, 2016 from 7-8:30pm at Old Orchard Hall, 646 Bentley Road; for those who can’t attend, an online feedback form will be available until January 8, 2017); and
- Focus groups with City Council, the Arts and Culture Committee, City staff, and arts and culture stakeholders from Port Moody and the Tri-Cities area (December 2016).
Check this page in early 2017 for a summary of the feedback obtained online and through the public forum.
|Help shape the future of arts and culture in your community!
Join us for a public forum and help establish a guiding vision for arts and culture in Port Moody. Share your thoughts on the kind of events, programs and services you’d like to see over the next 10 years.
Your input will feed directly into the formation of a draft Arts and Culture Master Plan, which will be presented to Council for their consideration in spring 2017.
What: Public Forum – Arts and Culture Master Plan for Port Moody
When: Wednesday, December 7 from 7-8:30pm
Where: Old Orchard Hall, 646 Bentley Road
Please stay for a presentation, discussion and refreshments. If you can’t make it to the forum, you can still share your thoughts by filling out an online feedback form, available here until January 8, 2017.
Are you a part-time or full-time professional artist? Do you generate part or all of your income from the arts?
As part of the Arts and Culture Master Plan consultation process, we are hosting a focus group specifically for artists who live and/or work in Port Moody. If you would like to participate, please register through our online form. Space is limited; we may not have room for everyone who registers. Your participation is confirmed if you receive a confirmation email with location details.
Questions may be emailed to Devin Jain, Manager of Cultural Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Thursday, December 8
Time: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
(The location will be sent out with a confirmation of participation)