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Patricia is honoured to have two of the cultural plans she authored and planning processes she led recognized by the Creative City Network of Canada through their Award of Excellence in CulturalPlanning. Walking Together- City of Maple Ridge Cultural Plan(2019) and the Create Victoria- Arts and Culture Master Plan for the City of Victoria(2018) both won the top honour in Canada’s cultural planning field.

The Award of Excellence – Cultural Planning recognizes a Canadian municipality that has developed, adopted, and implemented an excellent Culture Plan with a process that demonstrates outstanding visionary leadership and best practices in cultural planning or a Canadian municipality that has reviewed, revitalized and implemented a previously adopted Culture Plan.

ACTIVE PROJECTS

+ City of Campbell River Art in Public Spaces Master Plan, Project Lead

+ City of Courtenay, Cultural Assessment and Grant Recipient Analysis Project Lead with Nordicity Group LLP

+ City of Port Moody Art in Public Spaces Master Plan, Project Lead

+ Arts BC, Interim Managing Director and Insight Team Lead

+ City of Salmon Arm, Cultural Planning Process, Project Lead

+ City of Surrey, The Surrey International Children’s Festival, Strategic Plan, Project Lead

+ DigistARTS Arts BC Digital Literacy Measurement Project funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, Project Lead with Nordicity Group LLP.

+ Systems Change Develop Grant recipient funded by the Vancouver Foundation in association with Arts BC, 2019-20, Project Lead.

RECENT PROJECTS

+ How Art Works Richmond Arts Strategy, Cultural Facilities Needs Assessment, Project Lead with Nordicity, City of Richmond, BC

+ Create Victoria, Arts and Culture Master Plan, Cultural Planning Lead with Nordicity, City of Victoria, BC

+ Creative Hub Business Planning Analysis, City of Victoria, BC.

+ Walking Together Maple Ridge 10 Year Cultural Plan, Cultural Planning Lead with Nordicity, City of Maple Ridge, BC

+ West Kootenay Regional Arts Council, Policy & Procedures Manual – Review & Development, Kootenay, BC 

PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

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 ... read more

Arts BC Renewal Strategy

Arts BC Renewal Strategy

Arts BC has existed as the “umbrella” province-wide arts service organization since 1979. After the last decade of changes in management, funding and shifting board mandates, Arts BC had lost its sense of ... read more

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 ... read more

Qualicum Beach Digital Media Studio

Qualicum Beach Digital Media Studio

How does a small, Vancouver Island town become an attractive, growing creative marketplace? By offering big city assets like co-working space, peer networking and training. Patricia identified an ... read more

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 ... read more

Island Mountain Arts and Arts Wells, Advancement Plan

Island Mountain Arts and Arts Wells, Advancement Plan

Patricia was engaged by the Island Mountain Arts Society to design their Advancement Plan that includes a full financial review process of the organization aimed to identify and create a more diversified ... read more

Talk with the Town: Communications Plan

Talk with the Town: Communications Plan

The Town of Qualicum Beach reached out to Patricia to create a communications plan that encourages open dialogue and participation, while helping the Town optimize communications with residents, staff and ... read more

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 read more

Vancouver Island Symphony: Economic Impact Assessment

Vancouver Island Symphony: Economic Impact Assessment

To explore the economic contribution of the Vancouver Island Symphony to the region, and to highlight any effects the global economic recession may have had on patron participation, Patricia was engaged to read more

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 ... read more

MORE PROJECTS

+ ArtSea- Community Arts Council of the Saanich Peninsula, Strategic Plan, Sidney, BC — 2016

+ Capital Regional District Arts Strategy, Facilitation and Communications with Strategic Moves, Victoria, BC — 2016

+ Small Stage Dance Company, Business Strategy, Vancouver, BC — 2017

+ The Health of Arts Workers, Awareness Campaign — 2016

+ Creative City Network of Canada, National Summit Planning Committee — 2016

+ Mass Crane Dance, Advisory and contact liaison, Bristol, UK — 2016

+ Gabriola Museum, Strategic plan, Gabriola Island, BC, November 2015 – March 2016

+ Where The Dog Salmon Run, Public Art Installation Town of Qualicum Beach, BC, 2011

+ Beach Reads Library, Creative Placemaking Project with Vancouver Island Regional Library, 2012

+ Nanaimo Museum Society, Strategic Plan, 2011 – 2014

+ Vancouver Island Symphony, Perception Audit, 2014

+ Making Culture Count! Cultural Plan, Strategic Plan, Qualicum Beach, BC – 2012

+ Embrace BC and British Columbia Boys Choir Project Manager for $25,000 performing arts-based arts engagement program, August 2010 – March 2011 – News Release

+ Arts BC (formerly Assembly of BC Arts Councils) Strategic Communications Plan (to support new strategic plan outcomes), July – August 2010

+ Qualicum Beach Museum Benchmarking Study, 2013

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