To than end, the public is invited to submit ideas “to help build a new plan that will create a stronger local arts and cultural community,” a news release issued Sept. 19 said.
Submissions will be accepted from Sept. 28 to Oct. 4.
And those submissions can even take a creative form, the city said. Photos, paintings, poetry, writing, music and dance — all are acceptable, as long as it attempts to answer the question, “What does local culture mean to me?”
Submissions (creative or written) can be made at any Citizen Services Centre until Oct. 4. But they can also be made during Culture Days at The Market (next to the CP/Via Rail Station on Elgin Street), from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 28 and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 29.
Visit investsudbury.ca/culture for more information.
“We’re seeking a cultural plan that reflects our community’s unique identity, people and sense of place,” said Greater Sudbury Development Corporation (GSDC) Chair Darren Stinson.
“The arts and cultural sector has been identified as an engine for economic growth with potential to attract and retain expertise, talent, new investment and jobs in our city.”
The city wants the new Cultural Plan to build on the Arts and Cultural Charter, Strategy and Grant Policy adopted in 2006.