Create Victoria


 “The aim of creative city-making is to think of your city as a living work of art, where citizens can involve and engage themselves in the creation of a transformed place.”
 - Charles Landry Creative and the City:  Thinking Through the Steps

Create Victoria - Make Your Mark!

What does a creative city look like?

What do art and culture organizations, artists and creative entrepreneurs need to be successful? And how can the City support this vision and needs? Take the opportunity in 2017 to “make your mark” to create conditions for creativity to flourish in Victoria.

A range of engagement activities took place in March and early April to inform the development of Create Victoria, a five-year Arts and Culture Master Plan that will align ideas, people, and resources around a shared vision and a set of goals, strategies and tactics to realize Victoria’s potential and guide investment.

Next Steps

Public input combined with data collected during the CRD Art Strategy engagement last fall will inform the City's cultural planning. A draft Cultural Policy has been developed to inform the Master Plan. The draft policy and the Create Victoria engagement summary of what we've heard to date will be presented to City Council on April 20, 2017.

Next steps will include writing the draft Arts and Culture Master Plan and sharing it and the draft policy with the community for feedback in June.

Create Victoria Online Survey 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Create Victoria online survey. Your input will help us measure the impact of arts and culture in Victoria.

The first section of the survey was open to the general public, while the second section formed part of the City’s Economic Impact Assessment (EIA) study and was aimed at creative practitioners (e.g. artists, designers, arts and cultural organizations, festival producers, etc.). The survey closed at midnight on April 13, 2017.

Note: The personal and/or business information provided in this section of the survey will be managed with the understanding that it could contain sensitive business information. It will not be provided to third parties and not made public except as aggregate data presented in a public report to City Council that will not reveal specific information about your organization.

Are You on the Map?

We are in the process of updating the Arts Victoria inventory which maps out more than 900 City-owned and community-run arts and culture assets in Victoria.

Are you on the map? We need your help to fill in the gaps to ensure everything is counted. This information will help inform the development of the Arts and Culture Master Plan.

Please add venues, organizations, businesses and public art to our culture map. Click here to add content.

Create Victoria Cultural Cafés  

Thank you to everyone who provided input at the Create Victoria Cultural Café on March 4 at City Hall and the series of five, industry sector cultural cafés held in March and early April. 

Advisory Group

The Arts and Culture Master Plan Advisory Group provides expertise and knowledge in arts, culture and heritage to build community connections and encourage broad participation from the community. Learn more.