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.

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 opportunity to grow a talent base of creative workers in the region, in keeping with the Town’s cultural plan and Youth and Young Families Attraction Strategy, and thus The Qualicum Beach Digital Media Studio was born – a co-working space for the region’s growing base of creative workers to collaborate, connect and grow technology from idea to market.

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.