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Cultural Plan for a Creative Nanaimo

The City of Nanaimo recognizes the growing importance of the role played by creativity, innovation, arts and culture and quality of place, for a healthy vibrant community.


Council has established cultural vitality as an important pillar of sustainability in it's Corporate Strategic Plan. It is understood that cultural vitality is a major driver in building prosperous and successful cities. To this end, we have developed the 2014-2020 Cultural Plan for a Creative Nanaimo.



The 2014-2020 Cultural Plan for a Creative Nanaimo was developed by City staff with assistance from our "Cultural Planning Technical Team", made up of professional cultural managers from The Port Theatre, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Nanaimo Museum, TheatreOne, Vancouver Island Symphony, Crimson Coast Dance Society, Nanaimo Centre for the Arts and the Nanaimo Conservatory of Music. The process was divided into four phases. At each phase, we engaged the community, stakeholders, business and Council/Commissions for input.

For more information, please contact the Culture and Heritage Department at 250-755-4483 or


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