Create Victoria: Victoria Arts and Culture Master Plan

Create Victoria: Victoria Arts and Culture Master Plan

Patricia led the planning process and authored Create Victoria – The City of Victoria’s 5+ Year Arts and Culture Master Plan—a framework for the City’s future vision, policy and action plan for advancing cultural development as a “Creative City” which linked to economic, tourism, affordability and infrastructure planning.

IMAGINE! Port Coquitlam Cultural Plan

IMAGINE! Port Coquitlam Cultural Plan

The City of Port Coquitlam reached out to Patricia for advice on the optimal use of municipal cultural investment to foster a vibrant community and creative activity. To create a long-term cultural plan that is deeply rooted in local context, she began with broad-based community engagement activities to share the facts about culture and gather meaningful input.

District of Tofino Art Policy & Program

District of Tofino Art Policy & Program

In 2014, the District of Tofino was approached by a group of citizens who encouraged the District to acquire the renowned “Weeping Cedar Woman” as a public art piece. Artist Godfrey Stephens was inspired to carve the “Weeping Cedar Woman” in 1984 to aid the protest against logging ancient rain forests of Clayoquot Sound and Meares Island. The artwork has come to symbolize the defining 1988 victory of the environmentalists to protect the Clayoquot Sound from logging.

Developer Public Art Plan, City of Maple Ridge, BC

Developer Public Art Plan, City of Maple Ridge, BC

Recognizing that public art is an effective tool to cultivate a distinct cityscape and enhance the public realm, the City of Maple Ridge approached Patricia to guide the strategic framework for the Private Sector Public Art Policy. The guidelines are designed to assist staff, developers, art consultants, artists, designers, architects, landscape architects and other interested stakeholders in the planning, selection and siting of public art in the City of Maple Ridge that is grounded in Place-Making.

The Banff Centre, New Fundamentals: Leadership for Canada’s Creative Ecology, residency program participant

The Banff Centre, New Fundamentals: Leadership for Canada’s Creative Ecology, residency program participant

We believe that cultural planning should be forward thinking and future proof. In keeping with the promise that our methodologies and expertise are always evolving and growing with the times, Patricia was selected to attend The Banff Centre, New Fundamentals: Leadership for Canada’s Creative Ecology residency program. Through the program, participants work with emerging leadership models, rooted in Indigenous teachings, to develop and shape how creative work will happen in the face of some of the sector’s future challenges which include increased connections to other sectors, a shift to digital creation and consumption, greater diversity in audiences and creators, and a lack of a clear path forward. Patricia incorporates these effective methodologies in the work we do.