The People’s Panel findings, together with other feedback from the public, will inform the work to finalise the arts and culture strategy. It is anticipated that the final strategy will be adopted by the Council in February 2015. The strategy will influence future activity and investment in the arts and culture sphere going forward.
- The most popular vision was ‘Dunedin is one of the world's great small cities where arts, culture and creativity and valued and celebrated.’
- The most liked aspect of arts and culture in Dunedin was the ‘variety and diversity of arts and culture’.
- The biggest barrier identified for growing arts and culture in Dunedin was funding.
- ‘Being a hub of creative learning, research and technology that tackles the challenge of the day’ was the most supported goal within the theme of ‘putting arts and culture at the core’.
- ‘Organising or funding festivals and events’ and ‘profiling Dunedin’s distinctive cultural mix, being confident in what the city has to offer and respecting what it inspires’ were the most supported goals within the theme of ‘identity pride’.
- ‘Creating new avenues for community participation in arts and culture’ and ‘investing in arts and culture and promoting diversity’ were the most supported goals within the theme of ‘expanding hearts and minds’.
- ‘Supporting and developing creative entrepreneurs’ was the most supported goal within the theme of ‘making money, making history’.
- ‘Supporting partnerships for arts and cultural projects’ was the most supported goal within the theme of ‘connected through creativity’.
- ‘Ensuring public art, culture and creativity is visible and valued’ was the most supported goal within the theme of ‘places and spaces to skite about’.
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