Cultural Asset Mapping in Niagara

1,750 views

Published on

Presentation delivered by Rebecca Cann, Cultural Planning Supervisor, City of St. Catharines at The Ontario Rural Council's municipal cultural planning forum, "Economies in Transition" on November 17, 2008 in Brockville.

Published in: Business
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
1,750
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
17
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
16
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Thank you very much. The City of St. Catharines has been a member of the Creative City Network of Canada since 2002, and at my first CCNC conference I was confronted with this notion of cultural asset mapping. As time went by, I started to have a better grasp on what it was, and to appreciate its value. I am sure you’ve had some definition already, but I thought I would share my informal perception of its value and import as a precursor to how we’ve done the work in Niagara
  • Cultural Asset Mapping in Niagara

    1. 1. Cultural Asset Mapping in Niagara Presentation for the Ontario Rural Council Municipal Cultural Planning Forum, November 2008
    2. 2. Welland Canal Lock 3 and the St. Catharines Museum, Niagara
    3. 4. The Heavy Eight, Rennie Park, Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines
    4. 5. Regional Culture Committee <ul><li>Goals/Purpose: </li></ul><ul><li>To advise the Regional Municipality of Niagara regarding ways to enhance arts, culture and heritage in the fulfillment of its responsibility to its citizens. </li></ul><ul><li>To act as advocates on behalf of the arts, heritage and cultural sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a Cultural Policy and Strategy that is endorsed by Regional Council. </li></ul>
    5. 7. Niagara’s CAM Process <ul><li>Establish Working Group and resource base </li></ul><ul><li>Define culture </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss purpose of CAM and long term sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Establish asset categories </li></ul><ul><li>Develop strategies for gathering information </li></ul><ul><li>Gather information </li></ul><ul><li>Correct and update information </li></ul><ul><li>Enter into GIS database system </li></ul><ul><li>Present findings and analyse </li></ul>
    6. 8. Who’s Doing the Work? <ul><li>Establish Working Group and Network </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure a variety of </li></ul><ul><li>sector reps, ie, music, theatre, visual arts, museums, libraries, heritage committees, educational institutions, cultural industries </li></ul><ul><li>Staff support? </li></ul><ul><li>Review geographical mix and coverage </li></ul>War of 1812 Re-enactment in Fort Erie, Niagara
    7. 9. Define Culture <ul><li>Arts – performing, written, visual and media arts </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural industries – the for profit sector </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage resources – buildings, collections, sites, stories and traditions </li></ul>Artwork by Carolyn Wren, photo by Sandy Fairbairn
    8. 10. Primary Categories <ul><li>Cultural Facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Festivals and Events </li></ul><ul><li>Sites </li></ul><ul><li>Moveable Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Human Resources </li></ul>Port Dalhousie Inner Range Lighthouse
    9. 11. Why CAM? <ul><li>Purpose: to better understand our community, articulate the extent of the sector and change perceptions towards culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy for First Phase: Undertake a broad mapping, with limited information (not a survey). </li></ul><ul><li>Longterm Strategies will include: collating information with culture-friendly sectors and industries, ie. wine industry, culinary attractions, educational opportunities etc. </li></ul>
    10. 12. Strategies for Information Gathering <ul><li>Who gathers what? </li></ul><ul><li>Where can you find some of this pre-existing information? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Niagara Premier Ranked Destination project database </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chamber of Commerce business directories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other municipal databases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Niagara database </li></ul></ul>
    11. 13. Collating Data <ul><li>One point person for data entry ideal </li></ul><ul><li>or . . . </li></ul><ul><li>On-line excel-based system for multiple contributors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid duplication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List alphabetically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop-down lists for categories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drop-down lists for fields, ie. Street, City etc. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 14. Format – More important than you think! <ul><li>Street </li></ul><ul><li>St. </li></ul><ul><li>St </li></ul><ul><li>Str. </li></ul><ul><li>ON </li></ul><ul><li>On </li></ul><ul><li>Ont. </li></ul><ul><li>Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>PO Box 30, RR #1 </li></ul><ul><li>P.O. Box 30 R.R.#1 </li></ul><ul><li>RR#1, P.O. Box 30 </li></ul><ul><li>R.R. #1 </li></ul><ul><li>PO Box 30 </li></ul>
    13. 15. The Results? Presentation to Regional Council in November 2007
    14. 17. Uses of Asset Inventory <ul><li>Research and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Growth Management </li></ul><ul><li>Economic impact </li></ul><ul><li>On-line database </li></ul><ul><li>Marketplace Gap Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural Districts and Neighbourhood Identity </li></ul><ul><li>Measure impact on crime reduction </li></ul>
    15. 22. Niagara’s Heritage Assets 1,064 buildings Designated Heritage Buildings in 7 municipalities 4, with plans for 5 more Heritage Districts
    16. 25. Artists By Region In Ontario <ul><li>2006 study by Hill Strategists Research </li></ul><ul><li>1,490 artists in Niagara, including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>actors; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>artisans and craftspersons; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>conductors, composers and arrangers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dancers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>musicians and singers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>other performers; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>painters, sculptors and other visual artists; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>producers, directors, choreographers, and related occupations; and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>writers. </li></ul></ul>
    17. 27. Tara Rosling in the Shaw Festival production of Saint Joan, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Photo by David Cooper. Thank you Rebecca Cann, Cultural Planning Supervisor City of St. Catharines 905-688-5601 ext 3158 [email_address]

    ×