Municipal Cultural Master Plan
The City of Windsor commissioned a Municipal Cultural Master Plan (MCMP) in late 2008 in order to provide guidance to the municipality regarding its investment of human and financial resources in support of the community's arts, culture and heritage sectors. The plan was developed through an extensive public consultation process that included interviews, surveys, workshops, focus groups and open houses, as well as a benchmarking exercise that examined the efforts of other Ontario communities to develop their cultural sectors.
The MCMP mapped out 16 recommendations to strengthen and develop culture in the City of Windsor. The Cultural Affairs Office is in the process of implementing these recommendations.
Progress can be tracked here through posted news items, related links and supporting documentation.
Upcoming Cultural Summit 2019
The Cultural Affairs team hosts the next City of Windsor Cultural Summit on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Willistead Manor, 1899 Niagara Street. A formal presentation will be given at 3:30 p.m. and again at 5:30 p.m. The event will include a Municipal Cultural Master Plan update; discussion of cultural planning; brainstorming what happens next for culture in Windsor; cultural performances and updates from Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) recipients; displays from Museum Windsor; light snacks and beverages.
Previous Cultural Summit
On August 17 2016, over 50 members of the arts, culture and heritage community gathered at the Chimczuk Museum (401 Riverside Drive West) for the 2016 Cultural Summit. Guests were presented with a 2015 review that focused on the Arts, Culture & Heritage Fund (ACHF) grant program, Windsor Sculpture Park updates, the museum expansion project, and highlights of some upcoming events including Doors Open, Culture Days, and w.a.v.e.s. 2016.