The City of Port Adelaide Enfield has an established reputation as a committed supporter of arts and culture.
The influences of arts, culture and creativity are key factors contributing to the creation of a City where people love to be, where business prospers, and where communities and individuals have a high degree of wellbeing.
The creativity, reflection, innovation and community connection that are the cornerstones of our creative community, and of arts and culture more broadly, are sure to be critical tools in our organisational and societal approaches to the recovery phase that will come after COVID-19.
The Draft Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2025 is the product of considerable engagement with art and culture stakeholders, Elected Members, staff and the broader community.
It has three goals with a series of strategies and actions under each:
1. A vibrant arts ecology - A productive, sustainable, connected and evolving arts ecology that includes successful and engaged artists, strong and creative industries, organisations and businesses investing and engaging in arts and culture
2.Great cultural places and spaces - Vibrant places and spaces that support and encourage the development of, participation in and celebration of arts and culture
3. Art making with impact - Arts and cultural activities are valued for their contributions to the whole community and as a fundamental part of life. They are recognised and sought out to provide cultural, social, economic, environmental and health benefits
Where we are up to
The Draft Arts and Culture Strategy and Action Plan 2020-2025 was informed by a substantial, multifaceted, engagement process with the arts sector, broader community, and a range of interested individuals and organisations. Feedback is now sought on the document.
Subject to the outcomes of this feedback process, it is intended that the final Strategy and Action Plan be presented to Council for endorsement in mid-2020 for implementation to commence in the 2020-2021 financial year.