Brampton lays out performing arts roadmap for next five years

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Published May 9, 2022 at 5:06 pm

Brampton has set out its performing arts roadmap for the next five years with a focus on developing and promoting the city’s cultural identity.

With the guiding principles of community building, diversity and inclusion, and building a city-wide campus, the arts strategic plan is the first of its kind in Brampton.

The city plans to expand its performing arts programming to appeal to a wide range of audiences and creators through a community advisory group, residencies and internships, and audience-centre programming.

The plan also includes a focus on equity, diversity, inclusion and access, with the Performing Arts Division tasked with building an equity framework and action plan.

The city held town halls to get input from the community and found attendees have a long list of requests from the city’s arts and music venues, including more live music and a diverse range of acts at The Rose Theatre.

In Garden Square, attendees hope to see more movie nights, community markets and festivals among other event requests.

Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown says Brampton’s performing arts venues “are where the performing arts in our city come to life,” and that the new roadmap will strengthen the city’s artistic landscape for years to come.

The city hopes the strategic plan will help Brampton to become recognized as a cultural centre for diverse forms of artistic expression and creativity.

For more information on the city’s new Performing Arts Strategic Plan visit Brampton.ca.

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