The City of Airdrie is currently working with the consulting firm, Catherine Cole and Associates, to develop a comprehensive Cultural Master Plan for the City. This plan intended to be a comprehensive strategic plan that provides a roughly 6-8 year strategy to guide the future development of Arts, Culture and Heritage Planning in Airdrie.
The Cultural Master Plan is intended to have an inspiring yet achievable vision with short, medium and long-term outcomes based on extensive research and community consultation. The planning process will assess the current state of cultural development in Airdrie, identify gaps and help clarify ongoing and future roles and responsibilities for the municipality and community stakeholders.
The Cultural Master Plan will bring to life the Cultural Policy endorsed by City Council by presenting a measurable and achievable vision and short, medium and long-term outcomes based on extensive research and community consultation.
Some of the objectives of this plan are as follows:
- Define the current state of cultural development in Airdrie through an assessment of cultural services, assets and opportunities.
- Identify gaps in cultural offerings based on what residents value as culture and taking into account Airdrie’s demographics, migration patterns, income profile, and related city planning objectives;
- Develop recommendations for role clarity and responsibilities for the municipality and community stakeholders.
The steering committee for the Cultural Master Plan is made up of a variety of community based cultural leaders in Airdrie as well as representatives from the local business and development community.
Focus group interviews with residents who have an interest in Arts, Culture and Heritage will be take place mid-April 2017.
A community-wide survey is being circulated throughout Airdrie until April 15 which all residents are encouraged share their feedback. Follow this link to complete the survey - Cultural Master Plan Survey
Another larger open house will likely take place mid-May 2017 where all residents can have their thoughts heard. Lastly, the final report will be presented to the Community Services Advisory Board and Council later in 2017.