Creative Communities

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Creative Communities assisted local governments to take stock of their cultural assets and identify strengths and challenges in their local arts and cultural sector. The program also guided governments through community consultations to determine how and where to expand local arts and cultural programs and projects.

Funding was available for these cultural mapping and cultural planning processes to help communities discover a cultural identity that is unique to them and expand it into a viable part of community life. The program was supported by the Province of British Columbia.

Featured Stories

  1. Cultural scan creates community legacy

    Thanks to a cultural scan funded by Creative Communities, the Town of Princeton established a community theatre society.

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  2. Castlegar develops plan for local arts and culture sector

    The City of Castlegar used its grant from Creative Communities to evaluate and improve the local arts and cultural sector.

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  3. Golden conducts cultural inventory

    The Town of Golden completed an inventory of its cultural assets thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  4. North Okanagan creates collaborative arts and culture plan

    The Regional District of North Okanagan and its partners created a 20-year plan for the local arts and culture sector thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  5. Kelowna evaluate local arts and culture sector

    The City of Kelowna used its grant from Creative Communities to kick-start its development of a ten-year plan.

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  6. Arrow Lakes region takes stock of local arts, culture and heritage

    The Arrow Lakes Community Arts Council evaluated the local arts, cultural and heritage sectors thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  7. Bulkley Valley addresses cultural and heritage needs

    The Bulkley Valley drafted a strategic plan for local cultural and heritage needs thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  8. Revelstoke develops cultural plan

    The City of Revelstoke developed a comprehensive cultural plan thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  9. Richmond complete arts and culture study

    The City of Richmond evaluated its local arts and culture sector, including its economic impact, thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  10. Vancouver creates ten-year plan for arts and culture

    Vancouver’s Creative City Task Force conducted community consultations to help form its cultural plan for the city, thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  11. Sea-to-Sky Corridor evaluates arts and culture sector

    Communities in the Sea-to-Sky Corridor collaborated to evaluate the economic impact of the local arts and culture sector thanks to funding from Creative Communities.

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  12. Cranbrook evaluates local arts and culture sector

    The Cranbrook and District Arts Council and partners are working on a cultural map thanks to funding from Creative Communities

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  13. Kent and Harrison Hot Springs develop arts and culture plan

    Kent and Harrison Hot Springs municipalities are developing a long-term arts and culture plan thanks to funding from Creative Communities

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  14. Cultural scan enhances community planning

    A thriving arts sector helps a city become a more vibrant and welcoming place to live and visit. Recognizing this, the City of Kelowna took another step forward in developing its arts and culture sector by partnering with 2010 Legacies Now to do a cultural scan.

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  15. Video: 2010 Legacies Now and the Arts

    Jeremy Long, Executive Director of BC Arts Council, talks about the leadership 2010 Legacies Now has show in the BC arts and cultural sector.

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  16. Video: Strengthening Arts and Culture in British Columbia

    Burke Taylor, Vice President, Culture and Celebrations, VANOC, talks about partnering with 2010 Legacies Now to help strengthen arts and culture in British Columbia.

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  17. Local governments get funding from Creative Communities

    Fourteen governments receive Creative Communities arts and cultural funding.

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  18. City of Merritt receives $5,000 to identify arts and cultural assets

    The City of Merritt will undertake a cultural mapping project as a first step towards developing a more diverse arts and culture policy.

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  19. City of Kelowna receives $19,900 to develop cultural plan

    The City of Kelowna will develop a three-to-five year cultural plan using $19,900 in funding from the Creative Communities program, supported by 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia.

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  20. City of Nelson receives $10,000 to develop cultural tourism plan

    The City of Nelson is leading the development of a cultural tourism strategy for the Nelson/Kootenay Lake area.

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  21. Sooke Fine Arts Society receives $10,000 to identify arts and cultural assets

    The Sooke Fine Arts Society is leading a cultural mapping project to support long-term development in the region.

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  22. Village of Pemberton receives $5,000 to identify arts and cultural assets

    Under the Creative Communities program, 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia are providing $5,000 to the Village of Pemberton to develop a cultural inventory and make it into an interactive GIS map.

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  23. Building legacies, creating partnerships in the arts sector

    2010 Legacies Now has supported B.C. arts and cultural organizations to find innovative ways to do business, produce projects and encourage participation in the arts through its granting programs.

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