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.

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.

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 portfolio of revenue streams. The plan was comprised of two overarching strategic orientations: Financial and Communications, and is based on an organizational readiness for change and focus. The end result was a comprehensive plan aligned with Island Mountain Arts’ marketing and development aims. The plan is currently being implemented.