This page contains information about He Rautaki Toi ā Rohe ō Whangārei – a strategy for arts, culture and heritage in the Whangārei District 2019 - 2028 which is available for your feedback.
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According to research by Creative Northland, creative industries in Northland contributed $92m towards Northland's total regional Gross Domestic Product of $6,046m and 58 per cent of that was generated in the Whangārei District.
To ensure the best outcomes for arts culture and heritage continue into the future a strategy, He Rautaki Toi ā Rohe ō Whangārei, 2019-2028 has been developed in partnership between Creative Northland and one of its main funders, Whangarei District Council.
The strategy is now being put before the community for comment before a final version is due to be adopted by Council in July.
The strategy provides a framework for the arts and culture sector in the area for the next ten years.
It aims to build on the region's artistic, cultural and heritage strengths and set out a path towards realising the social, economic and environmental benefits that creativity brings to Whangārei.
It has been developed through surveys, consultation hui held in Whangārei and Waipu, focus groups and one-on-one meetings with artists and their representative organisations.
The strategy includes a draft action plan including six goals, eighteen objectives spanning the next 10 years but with a particular focus is on what can be achieved in the next three years.
It will determine priorities and accountability for different groups in the arts sector, and it will be updated every three years.
Give us your feedback
Follow the link below to download the Strategy.
Whangarei Arts, Culture and Heritage Strategy [2.2mb]
You can then email us your comment, post it to Whangarei District Council, Private Bag 9023, Whangarei 0148 or deliver to Customer Services (Forum North or Ruakaka).
Your feedback will inform any final changes required before the strategy is presented to Council for adoption in July.
Feedback period is open from Wednesday 29 May 2019 until 5:00pm on Wednesday 26 June 2019.