Posted April 7, 2020. This blog contribution is from the City of Victoria’s Music Advisory Committee
HAVE YOUR SAY IN VICTORIA’S FIRST MUSIC STRATEGY!
Music is for people. That’s why a public survey has been released to assess the economic and social impacts of Victoria’s music scene. The results will help inform the City’s first music strategy.
The City of Victoria’s Music Advisory Committee is collaborating with Sound Diplomacy and the Music BC Industry Association to build the strategy. Sound Diplomacy is a consulting firm comprised of researchers, data analysts, economists and strategic consultants, with extensive expertise in the music industry, music economics, cultural planning and placemaking.
Have your say! Take the survey!
Sound Diplomacy launched the public survey at the beginning of March and it will remain open until April 13, 2020. Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/victoria-music-survey
The survey gathers ideas for input on a wide range of topics including Spaces & Places, Governance, Sustainable Music Industry, Audience and Artist Development. It also assesses the city’s diverse music communities across genre, ethnicity and sector, to recognize their impact and value across the city.
The online survey is aimed at all musicians, music industry professionals and music lovers to make their voice heard and be part of the development of Victoria’s first music strategy.
“Victoria has a strong and active music community,” said Kathryn Calder, Chair of the Victoria Music Advisory Committee. “I’m excited to be helping with Victoria’s Music Strategy to see how we can best support and protect our local scene so that musicians living and working in Victoria can thrive.”
The Victoria Music Strategy was a part of the Create Victoria Arts and Culture Master Plan adopted by City Council in December 2017. Create Victoria aligns ideas, people, and resources around a shared vision to realize the city’s creative potential and guide investment over five years. For more information on Create Victoria, visit: victoria.ca/create.