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City announces consulting team to lead Culture Master Plan


​BRAMPTON, ON: In support of a prosperous and culturally vibrant community, the City of Brampton is undertaking the development of Brampton’s first Culture Master Plan to set the vision and strategic direction for arts and culture in this city. When the plan is complete in June 2018, it will guide the delivery of municipal cultural services and investments for the next 10 years.

Development of the plan will include significant research throughout the fall and engagement with Brampton residents, artists, cultural organizations, civic leaders, visitors and all stakeholders in early 2018. Following a competitive Request for Proposals process that took place over the summer, industry experts Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity have been retained as the consulting team to lead research and community engagement, alongside a community-based Steering Committee who will provide expertise, represent diverse interests and oversee the plan’s development.

About Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity:
Lord Cultural Resources is the world’s largest cultural professional practice that has helped create iconic cultural destinations in 460 cities, in 57 countries, on six continents. Their expertise lies in cultural planning that builds cultural capital and benefits society, while respecting and valuing local context, cultural diversity and collaboration.

Lord will be supported on this project by Nordicity, a leading international consulting firm that specializes in business strategy and economic analysis for arts, culture and heritage, among their other priority sectors. Lord is headquartered and Nordicity holds a key office in Toronto, Ontario.

Quotes:
“Brampton is a young and diverse city full of talent, passion, and creativity. A new vision for culture will build on the energy and achievements of our creative community today, and create a blueprint to drive culture in Brampton for the next 10 years and beyond.”
Mayor Linda Jeffrey

“A vibrant arts and culture scene is a key component of any great city. It attracts residents, businesses, investment and tourism. By creating a Culture Master Plan for Brampton, we are pro-actively planning for and investing in the quality of our arts and culture scene, and in turn, enhancing its place value and economic potential.”
Bob Darling, Director, Economic Development and Culture

For more information and updates on the Culture Master Plan, visit Brampton.ca/culturemasterplan.

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