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. The Imagine! Port Coquitlam Cultural Plan integrates “Who We Are and How We Live”, aligns the strategic direction for cultural development with the community’s identity elements and values, as well as programming interests. The plan is centred around the following four-part strategy:
- Celebrate community cultural identity, such as its outdoor lifestyle, small town feel and local talent.
- Activate, animate and energize spaces, facilities, infrastructure, and programs.
- Collaborate & Participate by encouraging a more collective responsibility for cultural development.
- Enrich pre-existing cultural development pieces.
With a defined vision, Imagine! Port Coquitlam supports an accessible, vibrant arts, culture and heritage scene, while inspiring renewed enthusiasm for what makes this close-knit community so unique.