What is a Cultural Strategic Plan?

    The City of Kamloops' Cultural Strategic Plan will provide direction concerning the development of culture in the city over the coming years. It is a comprehensive strategy that recognizes the diversity of the cultural sector in Kamloops, whether it be amateur or professional participants, small or large organizations from a range of different cultural sectors, such as the visual arts, heritage, the performing arts, and cultural industries. Such a plan will clarify an ongoing commitment to enhancing cultural presentation, supporting access by the public to all forms of the arts and heritage, encouraging the growth and development of arts organizations and companies, while also promoting the work of individual artists, and supporting marketing and cultural tourism.  

    View the last Cultural Strategic Plan, adopted in 2003.

    How else can I get involved in this research project?

    In addition to completing the survey open until October 16, 2022, you may wish to visit the Kamloops Museum and Archives and participate in the live exhibition You are Here. Alternatively, if you cannot go to the museum in person, you can share some of your insights via the virtual exhibit tabs for ideas and mapping, which tries to capture some of the elements of the museum exhibit (only without all the nice pictures and colours). More opportunities can be found in the engagement opportunities section of this Let’s Talk page.

    Also, we would appreciate it if you invited your friends and colleagues to participate in this process as well.

    What is TRU’s involvement in this project?

    Researchers and students from Thompson Rivers University (TRU) are gathering and analyzing data to support the development of the City's next Cultural Strategic Plan. This is part of the Researcher-in-Residence initiative and involves intensive support from the Office of Vice-President Research at TRU. Several data sources are being collected via this process, including this survey on Let’s Talk, cultural mapping at the Kamloops Museum and Archives, key informant interviews, and facilitated community dialogues. This is one of a variety of ways the Researcher-in-Residence initiative aims to support evidence-based decision-making at the city via research in collaboration with the City.