Cultural Plan for Surrey

Public art outside Newton Cultural Centre.

Surrey’s new Cultural Plan

Surrey’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Department has developed a Cultural Plan (PDF. New window) – a practical guide for the future development of arts and heritage in Surrey.  

Objectives of the Cultural Plan

  • Assess feasibility and service needs for cultural facility space for South Surrey.
  • Reassess the functional space plan and needs for a phase II expansion of the Surrey Museum.
  • Develop 6 community Public Art Plans, identifying sites and themes for public art in Cloverdale, South Surrey, Newton, Surrey City Centre, Guildford and Fleetwood.
  • Compile an inventory of public and private sector cultural assets, services and facilities in Surrey; identifying evident gaps and needs.
  • Identify needs, opportunities, space and operational requirements for a decentralized model of arts and heritage City-wide services.
  • Identify space and resource requirements for the growth and preservation of City material cultural and art collections.
  • Assess needs and roles for effective communication of cultural values and benefits by public and community stakeholders.
  • Identify cultural spaces and amenities in City Centre development plans.

  

 First Nations dancer with a large puppet  

Purpose of the Cultural Plan

  • To establish a practical framework for guiding efforts and resources to the maintenance and development of arts and heritage in Surrey.
  • To engage the community and the City in enhancing awareness and understanding of the role of arts and heritage in Surrey’s ongoing evolution as a major urban centre.

 Surrey Museum  Sir Newton

   

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SOFIA/C receiving award package presented by Councillor Villeneuve. Cultural Grants Program 2013 Awards Celebration, photographed by Brian Giebelhaus.

Cultural Grants Program

Find out more about Surrey’s Cultural Grants Program. Submit your Expression of Interest form for a 2015 Cultural Grant by October 8, 2014!