October 8, 2013- Local creative organizations, venues, professionals and businesses are invited to create listings within the newly launched Nanaimo Cultural Map. The online tool housed within the City’s website will provide the public access to information about all of Nanaimo’s cultural assets and resources. The map has been created in a way that enables people to add and maintain their own listings. The map includes information about cultural organizations, cultural facilities/venues, creative cultural industries, creative professionals, cultural heritage, natural heritage, artists and sports. To access the Cultural Map please log onto http://www.nanaimo.ca/PRC/CulturalMap
The Nanaimo Cultural Map will be used to identify and map community cultural assets and resources. It will also help to prepare the groundwork for identifying future needs and opportunities for investing in cultural development and to demonstrate the breadth and variety of cultural activity in our community. Ultimately it will also be a great resource for the public to find out exciting things to experience.
Development of the cultural map has been an integral part of the cultural planning process. The new Nanaimo Cultural Plan, which will be presented to the public at an open house this fall, will guide us towards our vision of a Nanaimo as a “healthy, vibrant and prosperous community that recognizes the importance of creativity and cultural vitality for quality of life and place”.
For more information please contact Bob Kuhn, Manager Culture & Recreation Services at 250-760-1139 or email Bob.Kuhn@nanaimo.ca .