The Culture Master Plan is a foundational document for municipal cultural planning and service delivery in Brampton. It will enable the City to take full advantage of the opportunities for quality of life and economic development that a robust arts and culture sector can bring, will provide the City with a clear direction regarding its arts and cultural resources, and will contribute to the eventual realization of the Vision 2040 plan. It inspired by the incredible creative and artistic talent that is emerging from Brampton, and seeks to serve the next generation of artists and creators who will follow in their footsteps.
Through an extensive public consultation process to engage community input, research into the local arts and culture environment, and best practices from around the country, the Culture Master Plan was developed under three themes:
- Supporting Success
- Developing a Community of Practice, and
- Building Brampton’s Identity.
Under these objectives, the Plan outlines six goals with supporting strategies and actions:
Leverage private and public sources to sustainably finance municipal programs, assets and services in Brampton; ensuring that resources and policies are in place to properly implement the Culture Master Plan.
Developing a Community of Practice
Strategically fund and build financial capacity with creators and cultural groups to drive innovation and collaboration and support a vibrant arts and culture scene in Brampton.
Increase Brampton’s inventory of physical and digital space for creative presentation, production, participation, collaboration and innovation. Ensure these spaces are inclusive, accessible and support the connectivity of Brampton’s cultural ecology.
Establish Brampton as a viable place for creators to live, work and develop their talent. Connect the creative economy with the wider business community in Brampton to support capacity building and talent retention.
Building Brampton’s Identity
Production and Presentation
Facilitate meaningful exchange between diverse creators, groups and audiences that enrich the community and embrace cultural fusion and experimentation. Leverage presentation and production as vehicles for social cohesion and as contributors to the creation of a unique and distinctive identity for Brampton.
Cultivate strong lines of communication within Brampton’s creative community, market Brampton’s cultural products, and develop a reputation as a youthful, cutting-edge cultural hot spot on the world stage.
Brampton's arts and culture community boasts great potential, and provides great opportunity to take advantage of previously untapped areas of success.
Cultural Services Division
This Culture Master Plan has been developed under the auspices of the City of Brampton’s Cultural Services Division. Cultural Services is mandated to pursue the vision identified in the Culture Master Plan by allocating the required resources and implementing the necessary actions to achieve its goals.
The division operates according to the following guiding principles.