City of Burlington Cultural Action Plan
Culture is a big part of our lives. There are many ways that we can participate in culture - like watching a movie, visiting an art gallery, listening to music, taking our kids to dance class, appreciating architecture or enjoying a beautiful heritage site - just to name a few!
To help shape the future of culture in Burlington, the City is developing a Cultural Action Plan and we want your input!
What is a Cultural Action Plan?
The City of Burlington's Cultural Action Plan is a research and consultation process aimed at creating a long-term strategy towards cultural development in Burlington. The plan will identify community and industry priorities on culture, recommended approaches to addressing those priorities, and develop a strategy for the community, industry and the municipality to reach their goals together. Learn more by visiting http://www.culturalbeat.ca/.
How can I get involved?
The Cultural Action Plan process is all about interaction and we want your input, whether you're new to town or a lifelong resident, an artist or creative business, a youth, senior and all points in between. To date, we've held a launch event and six community meetings. More meetings will be scheduled in the months to come and will be well publicized. But you can get involved right now by filling out the applicable survey at http://www.culturalbeat.ca/.
To ensure we're getting in front of a broad mix of residents we're traveling to a few festivals this summer. Join us at the following festivals to participate in a fun and interactive activity and to tell us what you think!
|Sound of Music Festival||Saturday, June 16
Sunday, June 17
|1 to 8 p.m.
12 noon - 5 p.m.
|Burlington Children's Festival||Saturday, August 18||10 a.m. to 4 p.m.|
CulturalBEAT is an online engagement tool designed to give a broad mix of people the chance to share their ideas, information and thoughts with the Cultural Plan process.
You can also learn about where we're at in the process and stay involved as the project develops. Visit: http://www.culturalbeat.ca/ to learn more or click on a survey link below to get started:
Join a Community Committee
Starting in the Fall of 2012 we are creating committees to represent targeted communities including: creative industries, general public, youth, cultural producers and education. Committees will meet a few times between September and December, with each meeting lasting 1-2 hours.
If you're interested in joining a committee please contact Jeremy Freiburger of CoBALT Connects.
For more information contact:
Community Planner, City of Burlington
City Hall, 426 Brant Street, P.O. Box 5013
Burlington, Ontario, L7R 3Z6
Phone: 905-335-7600 ext. 7352
Committees & Community Engagement
Funded by the City of Burlington and Province of Ontario.