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Current Project Status: Phase 3 - Cultural Plan
Public Workshop - Transforming our City through Culture
The final Public Workshop was held on Monday, May 13, 2013. More than 120 people attended the two workshops.
The Public can still provide feedback until Tuesday, May 21.
Report to Council
Information Report - Consultation for the Draft Cultural Plan (PED13045) (City Wide)(pdf)
Cultural Plan - DRAFT - Appendix A to Report PED13045 (pdf)
Phase 2 - Cultural Policy
Phase 2 resulted in the development of Hamilton’s Cultural Policy. The policy is based on broad community engagement. More than 2,100 citizens were engaged. The vision statement for culture was written, word for word, by the Citizens’ Reference Panel.
Report to Council (PED12117) - June 20, 2012 (pdf)
This document includes:
- Cultural Policy Report (PED12117)(City Wide)
- Appendix A –Citizen’s Reference Panel Report
- Appendix B – Cultural Policy
Citizen's Reference Panel Video (opens in YouTube)
This video explains one key process used in phase 2 to engage citizens as input into the Cultural Policy.
Phase 1 - Community Profile - Cultural Mapping
Phase 1 involved the development of a baseline inventory of Hamilton’s cultural assets using a process called cultural mapping. The cultural mapping work produced a systematic database and spatial mapping of cultural resources in Hamilton using the City’s GIS system, and also provides a tool for continuously updating and expanding this data. The OCC Phase 1 Report makes recommendations on how the City can implement cultural mapping as part of ongoing planning and economic development efforts.
Report to Council (CS10057) - June 18, 2010 (pdf)
All recommendations were approved by Council (Read minutes)
Appendix A - OCC Phase 1 Report - May 1, 2010
Report produced by AuthentiCity for the Culture Division, Community Services Department, City of Hamilton.
"This report is quite simply the best example of this work that I have seen in any country in the world to date. And, I have seen a great many in 5 continents."
Colin Mercer Internationally respected consultant and cultural planning pioneer.
OCC Phase 1 Report - documents are Adobe Acrobat format (pdf)
Other Websites and Resources:
- What is Culture and Why Does it Matter? (video)
This video acts as a conversation starter and raises awareness about the importance of Culture in Hamilton. The video was developed by local animation company, Topic Simple and features local musical talent, The Rest.
- Creative City Network of Canada - Making the Case
Making the Case for Culture is a series of six papers that details how and why culture is key to our betterment.
- AuthentiCity - Municipal Cultural Planning
Listing of other municipalities that are engaged in cultural planning initiatives.
- Municipal Cultural Planning Incorporated (MCPI)
The MCPI is made up of municipalities, provincial and federal ministries and various cultural organzations to support municipalities in integrating culture into all facets of community planning and decision-making as a means of building healthy, prosperous and sustainable communities.
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