An Arts & Culture Strategy for West Vancouver

One of the Council’s eight priorities was to update the District’s Arts & Culture Strategy.

Arts and culture in West Vancouver incorporate a broad array of programs and services, community groups delivering arts programs, individual artists from all arts disciplines, participants, audiences and volunteers.

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you to everyone that provided feedback on the Draft Arts & Culture Strategy online, through the paper comment form or at one of the Community Meetings (April 25, 30 and May 1, 2018).

The final strategy was presented to Council on June 25, 2018.

Additional documents related to the strategy include a Facility Needs Assessment Report and a SOAR Assessment and Report (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results Analysis). The full versions of those reports are available below.

Arts & Culture Strategy

Prioritization and Phasing Action Plan 2018–2023

SOAR Assessment and Report

Facility Needs Assessment Report



We’ve put the ideas from past planning together with community and stakeholder input we heard in 2017 into this strategy. 

A summary and assessment of the feedback from the community are contained in the document below:

Arts & Culture Strategy Research Summary and SOAR Assessment

Steering committee

A Steering Committee comprised of community members and the consulting firm MDB Insight worked with District staff to develop the strategy and lead the community consultation process.

Arts & Culture Strategy Steering Committee


Doti Niedermayer
Senior Manager of Cultural Services



View the Strategy