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Seeking INspiration and INput for the future of Arts and Culture in Brampton


​ BRAMPTON, ON: On February 1, the City of Brampton launched an online survey, part of a wider public engagement strategy for the development of Brampton’s first Culture Master Plan, a community-driven vision for arts and culture that will guide the delivery of municipal cultural services and investments for the next ten years.

With more than 70 engagement opportunities throughout February and March 2018, the City is committed to capturing the community’s perspectives on arts and culture in Brampton, as well as exploring values and aspirations for the future. Other opportunities for participation include stakeholder workshops and pop-up engagements in neighbourhoods and at events across the city. Details on how to get involved can be found on the Culture Master Plan website at www.brampton.ca/culturemasterplan.

Spearheading engagement is the industry-leading team of Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity, who were retained by the City in fall 2017 to expertly guide the development of the plan, which will be complete in June 2018. In addition to providing strategic direction for cultural development, the plan is an important component of the City’s comprehensive planning vision for growing an innovative, connected and dynamic global city.

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Arts and culture create jobs, drive economies and are a $28.5 billion industry in Ontario.   There are exciting opportunities all around us in Brampton. I encourage all our residents to get involved and participate in the creation and support of our very first Culture Master Plan. Together let's be bold and create an inspired shared future for arts and culture in Brampton!
- Mayor Linda Jeffrey

The Culture Master Plan is an opportunity to reframe and focus the ways in which we drive and invest in arts and culture, to build a great city. Public involvement is critical to ensuring that this plan is community-led, unique and exciting. Brampton is poised to become a cultural destination in Ontario, building on the immense creative talents and resources that make up our community.
- Bob Darling, Director, Economic Development and Culture
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Brampton is thinking bigger. We are a future ready organization with a sharp focus. We know our community’s growth, youth and diversity set us apart. We sit at the centre of Canada’s innovation super corridor, encouraging investment and growing our global success. We are building vibrant urban centres that ignite opportunity and instill pride in the people who live and work here. We are moving Brampton forward to be a connected city that is innovative, inclusive and bold. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Learn more at www.brampton.ca.
 
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Brian Stittle
Sr. Media Coordinator
City of Brampton
905.874.2143 |  brian.stittle@brampton.ca