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.
The plan was designed to be centered around a grassroots and creativity-driven process. The planning approach includes broad-based community engagement activities to share facts about arts and culture and gather meaningful input; an inventory of City-owned and community-run arts and culture facilities; and in partnership with Nordicity, an Economic Impact Study to analyze and summarize the direct economic impact of Victoria’s arts and creative industries, considering both tangible and intangible cultural assets.
Create Victoria was adopted by Council December 2017 and is now being implemented. Patricia is currently working on the business plan for a Creative Hub at 28 Bastion Square, an outcome of Create Victoria.