Cultural Infrastructure Needs Assessment

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Let's talk cultural infrastructure in Wood Buffalo!

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is currently undertaking a Cultural Infrastructure Needs Assessment. All residents of the RMWB are invited to share their thoughts on existing facilities and identify potential gaps in their community. Please read on for more details on the project, how you can participate, and how your input will be used in the final assessment.

What is Cultural Infrastructure?

Cultural infrastructure offers spaces for cultural activities to take place. Some examples of these types of facilities include art studios, dance studios, green space and parks, community halls, libraries, museums, and theatres/performing arts centres. Some examples of cultural infrastructure currently in the RMWB includes the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts, Fort McMurray Heritage Village, MacDonald Island, and Centrefire Place.


What is a Cultural Infrastructure Needs Assessment?

A Cultural Infrastructure Needs Assessment is a study that seeks to understand the current state of cultural facility provision in a community and identify potential enhancements for future decision making. It is intended to inform future planning, resource allocations, and partnership discussions related to cultural infrastructure.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo approved the Wood Buffalo Culture Plan in 2019 as a guiding document to support and enhance cultural initiatives in the region over the next 10 years. The goal of the project is to inform the Plan’s vision of Wood Buffalo as a culturally diverse and socially inclusive municipality. To accomplish this, we must assess existing spaces and hear from the community to identify potential opportunities to enhance cultural spaces in the area.

Input from the engagement process will be used to help identify cultural infrastructure needs in the RMWB. The input collected will be considered in conjunction with other indicators and used to guide future decision making.


How Can You Provide Input?

Your participation is important to us! By getting involved in this project, your input will be used to support current and future needs for cultural infrastructure and spaces. Have your say by completing a survey, joining a workshop, or get in touch for a one-on-one! The following input opportunities are available.

Resident Survey

A survey for all residents will be open from November 8 – December 6, 2021. Both online and hard copy versions are available. Continue below or click HERE to fill out this short survey starting November 8.

Resident Input Workshops

Input workshops for all residents in the RMWB will be offered through video/telephone conference. Click HERE for the workshop schedule and to register to join.

Cultural Organization Survey

A survey has been designed specifically for cultural organizations operating within the region and will be open from November 8 - December 6, 2021. Click HERE to complete this survey starting November 8.

Cultural Organization Workshops

Input workshops open to all Cultural Organizations in the RMWB will be offered through video/telephone conference. Click HERE for the workshop schedule and to register to join.

Get in Touch!

If you have not had an opportunity to participate in the survey or workshop, but would still like to provide your input, please get in touch with us! Contact participate@rmwb.ca or call PULSE at 780.743.7000. We would be happy to have a discussion with you.

Please Note: All identified Indigenous partners and stakeholder groups will be contacted with engagement opportunities. If you haven’t received the invitation for your group to participate yet but would like to confirm your interest, please contact us at participate@rmwb.ca or contact PULSE at 780-743-7000.

Stay informed on all upcoming events by subscribing to follow this project.

Let's talk cultural infrastructure in Wood Buffalo!

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB) is currently undertaking a Cultural Infrastructure Needs Assessment. All residents of the RMWB are invited to share their thoughts on existing facilities and identify potential gaps in their community. Please read on for more details on the project, how you can participate, and how your input will be used in the final assessment.

What is Cultural Infrastructure?

Cultural infrastructure offers spaces for cultural activities to take place. Some examples of these types of facilities include art studios, dance studios, green space and parks, community halls, libraries, museums, and theatres/performing arts centres. Some examples of cultural infrastructure currently in the RMWB includes the Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts, Fort McMurray Heritage Village, MacDonald Island, and Centrefire Place.


What is a Cultural Infrastructure Needs Assessment?

A Cultural Infrastructure Needs Assessment is a study that seeks to understand the current state of cultural facility provision in a community and identify potential enhancements for future decision making. It is intended to inform future planning, resource allocations, and partnership discussions related to cultural infrastructure.

The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo approved the Wood Buffalo Culture Plan in 2019 as a guiding document to support and enhance cultural initiatives in the region over the next 10 years. The goal of the project is to inform the Plan’s vision of Wood Buffalo as a culturally diverse and socially inclusive municipality. To accomplish this, we must assess existing spaces and hear from the community to identify potential opportunities to enhance cultural spaces in the area.

Input from the engagement process will be used to help identify cultural infrastructure needs in the RMWB. The input collected will be considered in conjunction with other indicators and used to guide future decision making.


How Can You Provide Input?

Your participation is important to us! By getting involved in this project, your input will be used to support current and future needs for cultural infrastructure and spaces. Have your say by completing a survey, joining a workshop, or get in touch for a one-on-one! The following input opportunities are available.

Resident Survey

A survey for all residents will be open from November 8 – December 6, 2021. Both online and hard copy versions are available. Continue below or click HERE to fill out this short survey starting November 8.

Resident Input Workshops

Input workshops for all residents in the RMWB will be offered through video/telephone conference. Click HERE for the workshop schedule and to register to join.

Cultural Organization Survey

A survey has been designed specifically for cultural organizations operating within the region and will be open from November 8 - December 6, 2021. Click HERE to complete this survey starting November 8.

Cultural Organization Workshops

Input workshops open to all Cultural Organizations in the RMWB will be offered through video/telephone conference. Click HERE for the workshop schedule and to register to join.

Get in Touch!

If you have not had an opportunity to participate in the survey or workshop, but would still like to provide your input, please get in touch with us! Contact participate@rmwb.ca or call PULSE at 780.743.7000. We would be happy to have a discussion with you.

Please Note: All identified Indigenous partners and stakeholder groups will be contacted with engagement opportunities. If you haven’t received the invitation for your group to participate yet but would like to confirm your interest, please contact us at participate@rmwb.ca or contact PULSE at 780-743-7000.

Stay informed on all upcoming events by subscribing to follow this project.

Page last updated: 24 November 2021, 12:53