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Project Experience

City of Kingston Arts and Culture Master Plan


In March 2020, supported by the Kingston Arts Commission (KAC), the City of Kingston engaged the team of Lord Cultural Resources and Jon Stover Associates to facilitate development of it’s first Arts & Culture Master Plan.

We undertook a three-phase approach to developing the Arts & Culture Master Plan, which included comprehensive community engagement. The process, which lasted over a year – from mid-2020 to summer 2021- engaged over 500 Kingston residents through surveys, stakeholder interviews, and community workshops and conversations. The planning process allowed the City to work with the community to set common goals that benefit all sectors of arts and culture. Our team developed tangible objectives: to strengthen and protect the arts through policy, insure equity and inclusion, bring agencies together for greater impact, and create economic opportunities for artists.