Introducing Arts Summit 2013
Over the years there have been many conversations about the need for a holistic approach to cultural policy and practice in BC. At Arts Summit 2013 we plan to take the next steps towards a comprehensive and sustainable cultural framework for our province and begin a year-long process that will see us return to the table in 2014 with a document for discussion and adoption.
Arts Summit 2013, June 21 and 22 at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre, will include voices from all arts, cultural, and heritage sectors, the creative industries, the tourism and hospitality industries, all levels of government (elected and administrative), and other stakeholders.
An important element will be representation from across the province, with collaboration with regional cultural community leaders. Part this year-long process will include taking the discussions on the road, across British Columbia, in the months leading up to Arts Summit 2014.
We will approach Arts Summit 2013 with three goals in mind:
Educating Ourselves: We need to learn what cultural policy can look like, what forms it takes in other jurisdictions, and what it can (and cannot) be expected to do.
Visioning BC Cultural Policy: We will share our individual visions for an inclusive cultural policy for British Columbia and begin to discuss the possibilities.
Developing A Strategy: Coming out of the Summit we will have a twelve-month strategy that will result in our returning to the Roundhouse in 2014 with a working document for review. In late July, 2013, we will reconvene those interested in forming a twelve-month Task Force to begin the next steps towards that goal.
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Tammy Hampel (Isaacson)
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