A huge thank you to the many local artists and arts organizations, community partners, staff, panel members and City representatives who shared their perspective, experience, ideas and ambitions into this document and helped the Brampton Arts Organization chart our path forward over the coming years.

Our 2023-2025 plan is one grounded in our values and the needs of Bramptonians as we work to help drive the local arts and culture sector forward with a shared vision for lifting, supporting, showcasing and celebrating the arts in Brampton- the city we love. We envision a Brampton where arts, culture, and creative industries can flourish, enriching the lives of the communities we serve and supporting the creative individuals and groups that make it happen on the ground. By nurturing and supporting a vibrant arts sector, we are building a special destination known for its creativity, diversity, and innovation.

Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the arts in Brampton and for being such an important part of the work we do together. We look forward to providing regular updates on this work at our quarterly public town halls and information sessions.


Jael Richardson
Chair, Board of Directors

Michael Vickers
Senior Program Lead​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Download the BAO Strategic Plan 2023-2025 (PDF)​​​​​​​​​

Key Focus Areas

Funding, Finance and Investment

Leadership, Advocacy and Innovation

Sector Development and Growth

Goals & Objectives

Increase, leverage and diversify public investment

  • We have a clear, data-driven plan to diversify funding for BAO and Brampton's creative community.
  • We have a roadmap for increasing arts and culture funding in Brampton.

Present programs and resources that empower, celebrate and connect the creative community.

  • Artists and arts organizations recognize the value of our programs, services and resources in supporting their work.
  • Our programs, participants, partners, services and resources truly reflect Brampton's diverse communities.

Be the trusted voice and impactful advocate for arts, culture and creative industries.

  • Brampton creatives and our partners recognize BAO as the leading voice representing the sector.
  • We have a clear plan for developing and enriching partnerships to support our work and to advance arts and culture in Brampton.
  • We have developed tools to measure and articulate our impact on Brampton's cultural ecology.

Set standards for a progressive, inclusive working environment in Brampton.

  • Our staff and volunteers feel valued, supported and empowered.
  • We have a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy and the systems and training to ensure and monitor its implementation.

Be an accountable, transparent and financially sustainable organization.

  • We have established an independent NPO under an agreement with City of Brampton that secures a sustainable independent future for BAO.
  • We have established the systems and policies necessary to realize our values, vision, and mission.