Cultural Master Plan: Cultivating Community
What is a Cultural Master Plan?
The Cultural Master Plan launches a ten-to-fifteen year process to ensure the sustainability and vitality of the City of St. Albert’s cultural offerings, the first ever Cultural Master Plan was commissioned to address distinct objectives specific to the city’s cultural sector.
A Public Consultation Process was conducted during October and November 2011. The Draft Cultural Master Plan has been available on the City’s web site, and comments were collected through an on line survey. An Open House was held on November 2, 2011 to provide stakeholders and residents with an opportunity to meet and discuss the draft plan. A second session was held with City staff on November 23, 2011 to discuss the plan, and provide comments from a corporate viewpoint to facilitate collaboration between departments. Thank you everyone who took the time to provide feedback and suggestions.
Based upon the feedback and comments received during the public consultation process, some revisions have been made to the Final Cultural Master Plan to better reflect the current and future needs and aspirations of the community.
The cultural sector of St. Albert strengthens community pride, enhances quality of life, bolsters economic development, and advances citywide collaborations. In St. Albert’s progress towards becoming a centre for botanical arts, the Plan will be used as on ongoing source to identify new opportunities for cultural expression.
The Cultural Master Plan focuses on six priorities in response to the city’s principals and future vision. These are to:
In June 2010, the City contracted RC Strategies and Lord Cultural Resources to complete the planning process along with a working committee with representatives from City staff and Council, Community Services Advisory Board and St. Albert community members.
Director, Cultural Services
City of St. Albert