Presentation on theme: "Cultural Asset Mapping (For November 27, 2006). What is Cultural Asset Mapping (CAM)? Identifying the cultural resources of Niagara Defining what we mean."— Presentation transcript:
What is Cultural Asset Mapping (CAM)? Identifying the cultural resources of Niagara Defining what we mean by “culture” in Niagara
Why Do It? To better understand culture in Niagara Articulate the extent and impact of the cultural sector Enlighten decision-makers Provide new information/data to planners, economic development officers etc. To provide a basis for Regional Cultural Policy and Strategy Development
CAM Strategy Collect tombstone data Input data into GIS system to generate “maps” Survey organizations and businesses in database TBD - Make data available to other interest groups etc.
Collecting Information on: People Facilities Organizations and Businesses Sites Collections Festivals and Events
Assets Captured include The Arts Heritage Resources Cultural Industries
The Arts Artists Annual Music Festivals Annual Non-Music Festivals Galleries Studio/Garden/Architecture Tours Live Theatre Live Music Other Performing Arts Events Venues that exhibit/present art, theatre, music, readings, film Craft Events Bars/Clubs with Live Entertainment Arts Service Organizations Arts Education Providers (Institutions) Arts Instruction – Music Arts Instruction – Theatre Arts Instruction – Visual Arts
Cultural Industries Radio/TV/Newspapers Music stores Art supply stores etc. Media Arts – film and video production houses Recording studios Publishers Photography Studios Commercial Galleries Commercial Theatres Book Stores Dance Studios Movie Theatres
What We Have Not Included Wineries and restaurants Antique shops Creative industries such as architects, scientific research, engineers, designers (graphic, web, fashion) Dvd and video stores Non-arts schools and religious organizations Artists that are not captured by Stats Canada Music Bands – swing, rock, blues, etc.
Findings to Date The Arts254 entries Heritage Resources*181 entries Cultural Industries315 Artists1,490 2,240 * Does not include heritage designated buildings
Next Phase: On-line 2007 Database can be made available: –On yourniagara.ca portal? –Information Niagara database? –Region’s website?
Next: Survey 2007 To gather information that can be utilized for an economic impact analysis and confirm impact of cultural community: –Staff – full time, part time –Volunteers - # and hours –Operating Budget (reserves, deficits) –Review of categorization – you could fit more than one category
Questions to You What are we missing? (the categories)
Questions to You Who are we missing? (the details)
Questions to You How do you see this/these products serving you?