Help us map Vancouver's cultural spaces
June 3, 2014 – Cultural spaces are places where people express themselves through art and culture. The City is sharing information on cultural spaces and we need your help. We know there are many valuable cultural spaces not currently on our list, and we’re checking with you to identify those which we may have missed.
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Culture Plan strategic directions presented
October 23, 2013 – Council received the new Culture Plan strategic directions that will guide cultural planning in Vancouver over the next five years.
Creative SpaceMaking Vancouver
May 9, 2013 – On June 12 and 13, join artists, architects, art and cultural organizations, business and community leaders, in a series of workshops and events on creative space in Vancouver. Creative SpaceMaking Vancouver is part celebration, part learning and part crafting a new roadmap for the sustainable creation and operation of cultural spaces in our city.
Civic Theatres Business Review and Strategic Planning
May 15, 2012 – Following the renovation and renewal of Vancouver’s Civic Theatres and the implementation of Vancouver’s Culture Plan, the City is undertaking a comprehensive review of our Civic Theatre operations.
Organizational and Leadership Development
March 30, 2012 – Partnering with Vantage Point to further learning and capacity within the arts and cultural sector the City is offering creative learning opportunities for leaders in the non-profit community.
Arts and Culture Policy Council
February 28, 2012 – City Council has established an Arts and Culture Policy Council which will advise Council and staff on civic arts and cultural issues, programs, and services.
November 21, 2011 – Changes to cultural grants have included streamlining programs, increased grant budget, and expanded eligibility requirements, which include artist residencies, mentorships, and convergences.
2011 Mayor's Arts Awards
October 6, 2011 – Since 2008, in partnership with the Alliance for Arts and Culture, the City honours local artists and community members for making significant contributions to the creative life of Vancouver.
Artist Studio Regulatory Review
June 29, 2011 – The City has been conducting roundtables with artists and City staff to improve opportunities for artist studio creation, presentation and operation.
Public Art Program
April 11, 2012 – The City has expanded the Private Sector Program, appointed an artist to the Urban Design Panel, developed artist-initiated projects, created opportunities for temporary 2D artwork, partnered with the Canada Line, and developed Art Plans for South East False Creek, Knight Street, and Carroll Street.
Live Performance Venue Regulatory Review
January 15, 2011 – The City is working to improve the regulations to enable live performance venues for music, theatre, dance, media, interdisciplinary, festival, performance arts events and activities.
Great Beginnings in the Downtown Eastside
December 17, 2010 – Art and culture activities, celebrations and street festivals are just the beginning.