ARTS PLAN

A HUB OF ARTS AND CULTURE

We have a plan that builds on the work of current NPA Councillors to empower Vancouver’s arts and culture and community groups and remove needless barriers to vibrant public events. The NPA plan specifically commits to the creation of new cultural spaces across the city, implementation of an annual pass for low-income families to access arts and culture institutions, and acceleration of efforts to build a new home for the Vancouver Art Gallery.

A HUB OF ARTS AND CULTURE

We have a plan that builds on the work of current NPA Councillors to empower Vancouver’s arts and culture and community groups and remove needless barriers to vibrant public events. The NPA plan specifically commits to the creation of new cultural spaces across the city, implementation of an annual pass for low-income families to access arts and culture institutions, and acceleration of efforts to build a new home for the Vancouver Art Gallery.

UNDER AN NPA CITY HALL, WE WILL:

  • Formally recognize culture as the fourth pillar of sustainability in Vancouver;
  • Work with Tourism Vancouver and local cultural institutions and attractions to support a Culture & Recreation Multi-pass for residents and tourists, with annual pass discounts for lower-income families;
  • Work with cultural organizations to identify where and how to create new creative spaces and connections in the city while ensuring that a renewed City-Wide Plan includes arts and culture facilities as an integral part of the planning process;
  • Work with community organizations to eliminate needless barriers to vibrant public events;
  • Support LGBTQ events and gathering spaces for the LGBTQ community;
  • Accelerate efforts to build a new home for the Vancouver Art Gallery;
  • Establish a Materials for the Arts Program to facilitate the creative reuse of materials by the arts, culture, and educational community – reducing waste and benefiting artists, students, and community organizations.