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Media Coverage

October 15, 2018

City of Dallas Cultural Plan

Discussing the City of Dallas’ Cultural Plan with Jennifer Scripps, the Director of the Cultural Affairs Office for the City of Dallas. To learn more, visit www.dallasculturalplan.com

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October 12, 2018
Dallas Innovates

A Year in the Making, Dallas’ New Cultural Plan Seeks Equitable Arts Funding

After almost a year of work, a draft of a new cultural plan for the city of Dallas has been released — a bold proposal to make funding for the arts in Dallas span all races, neighborhoods, and cultures.

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September 14, 2018
Kera News

Dallas Cultural Plan Aims To Bring Equity To Arts Funding

The city of Dallas hasn’t been distributing arts funding equally across races and neighborhoods, according to a new blueprint for the city’s cultural future — and the city wants to do better. After twelve months and 150 community meetings with Dallas residents, the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs has drafted a new cultural plan.

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September 5, 2018

The Agelessness of Creativity

Many of the most creative people I know are not artists in the capital A sense of the word. They’re not traditional artists, that is, engaged in painting or writing or making music. Instead they’re chefs, gardeners, potters, quilters, bloggers and decorators. My friend, Barry Lord, who passed away in 2017, was probably the most creative person I’ve known. 

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July 3, 2018

"Amusée moi!" (2/5): le soft power

En quelques décennies, les musées sont devenus les emblèmes flamboyants des villes. Ces nouveaux temples modernes revitalisent les centres urbains. Aujourd'hui, les musées comme instruments de soft power.

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July 1, 2018
Brampton Guardian

Brampton city council approves first ever culture master plan

On June 27 the City of Brampton approved its first culture master plan that will foster opportunities in the arts and culture sector to further economic development in the city. 

The culture master plan lists 47 actions to help achieve the six goals outlined in the plan that include providing resources, funding, space, talent development, production and presentation in local arts and artists, and promotion.

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June 26, 2018

Halifax’s waterfront the site of a proposed new cultural arts hub

Halifax is a big step closer to getting a key addition to its burgeoning waterfront — a “cultural hub” that would include the province’s art gallery and art college.

The provincial government announced Tuesday that Halifax’s Architecture49 had been given a $250,000 contract to prepare a facility plan that “will be used in the next steps and final decisions” for the hub.

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June 20, 2018
City of Brampton

New Cultural Master Plan for the City of Brampton

The City launched the development of the Culture Master Plan in October 2017. The process involved significant community engagement, led by the consulting team of Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity, and guided by a Steering Committee of community cultural leaders. In total, more than 3,500 residents and visitors representing a wide variety of stakeholder groups were engaged to voice their thoughts on arts and culture in Brampton. The City remains committed to the continuous engagement of these creators and communities as a valued part of Brampton’s cultural ecology.

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May 9, 2018

Toronto's Bontanical Garden to Grow from Four to 35 Acres

The Toronto City Council has approved a master plan to expand Toronto's bontaical garden from four to 35 acres. The master plan was created through a joint effort by local dseign firm Forrec, W. Gary Smith, Landscape Architect, and Lord Cultural Resources.

While the City of Toronto will retain ownership of the 35-acre site, Toronto Bontanical Garden will take the lead in the detailed design and in fundraising, and both parties are committed to maintaining free access for the public.

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April 16, 2018

With Chagall headed for auction, National Gallery vies with two Quebec museums to buy David painting

The National Gallery is selling a Marc Chagall painting at a New York auction for millions of dollars so it can buy the 239-year-old Jacques-Louis David piece and prevent it from leaving Canada more than a century after it arrived.

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