Originally Posted by delboy
Culture Plan 2008 - 2018
10 Year Vision
Over the next ten years, the core vision of the Culture Plan is to develop, Friday, April 11, 2008 the City of Vancouver to the benefit of our citizens, our creative community, our business sector and our visitors.
Because culture is the cornerstone upon which vibrant resilient, competitive and creative industries are built, the City is committed to supporting the growth and diversity of cultural activities and offerings in Vancouver.
............besides i did pay bloody taxes there for 17 years.
The link to the plan is here:
Admirable sentiments about fostering partnerships, encouraging philanthropy and making use of city assets, but not much about producing events. Rather it seems to advocate, as I did, making the process of producing events by the cultural sector easier.
However, they City is not living up to many of its goals even listed in the plan. Witness their response to the ongoing NIMBYism regarding Little Mountain Gallery in Riley Park, the sad excuse for a civic public space that is the Art Gallery wood chip bog etc.
, I agree tourists come here in the Winter, but not that spending alot of civic money on a short event is going to attract many visitors. You mentioned, Seattle - the Space Needle fireworks are paid for by a private corporation, Space Needle LLC. Yes, there is a city budget, but its not unlimited and as mr.x
pioints out, a lot of that will be directed to 125th anniversary celebrations this year.