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 to “make your mark” to create conditions for creativity to flourish in Victoria.

A range of activities are planned 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.

Help us build a creative city!

EVENT:  Create Victoria Cultural Café

Saturday, March 4
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Victoria City Hall
The public is invited to drop by the Create Victoria Cultural Café on Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Victoria City Hall to share their ideas on how they currently participate in arts and culture, their vision for a vibrant arts and culture scene, and how the City could support this.

The drop-in event will include live music, arts activities for all ages and complimentary treats. We hope to see you there!

A series of cultural cafés will be held with sectors of the arts and culture industry in March. Watch for the Create Victoria pop-up kiosk at local venues!

View the Create Victoria poster. [PDF - 5.7 MB]


Help us measure the impact of arts and culture in Victoria! Participate in our online survey.

The first section of the survey is open to the general public, while the second section is aimed at arts and culture practitioners to inform the City’s economic impact assessment study. The survey is open until March 31, 2017. 


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.

Next Steps

Public input combined with recent data collected during the CRD Art Strategy engagement will inform the City's cultural planning. "Nurture Our Arts, Cutlure and Learning Capital" is a strategic objective in the City of Victoria Strategic Plan 2015 - 2018, in which developing an Arts and Culture Master Plan is an action and an outcome.

The City will come back to the community in mid-June for feedback on the draft Arts and Culture Master Plan.

Arts and Culture Master Plan 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.