August 27, 2008
by Canadian Architect
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is working with cultural consulting firms MeaningMatters and Helicon Collaborative to create the City’s new Cultural Master Plan and articulate a shared vision for arts and culture in Los Angeles. Through engaging with the public, city officials, the arts community, and other stakeholders, DCA and the consultants will explore what inspires people about arts and culture in Los Angeles, what is missing, and what residents and visitors collectively imagine for the city’s cultural future.
“Today Angelenos begin to map out a new arts landscape in LA that unifies our efforts and dreams into one clear vision,” Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said. “In the growing cultural capital of the world, this Cultural Master Plan is the fundamental step to weave together the strengths of our diverse communities and incorporate the arts into every part of our lives.”
Olga Garay, DCA’s Executive Director, said, “The goal of the Cultural Master Plan is to create public consensus around a vision for how culture and creativity in all its diversity can contribute to community and quality of life in Los Angeles.”
Simultaneously, the consulting team will look at innovative ways that other cities worldwide have stimulated and supported creativity and culture. The result will be a plan that celebrates and enhances the diverse artistic and cultural life of the city, now and for the future.
For more information, please visit www.culturalplan.lacity.org.