Cultural development planning

CDN has developed an on-line resource for local government cultural development planning.

This page provides information and resources for councils about previous activities about cultural development planning for local government.

Cultural development planning forum series, Victoria, 2014 & 2015

CDN, in partnership with the Arts and Culture Committee of the Municipal Association of Victoria and host councils, hosted a series of three forums on cultural planning between April and July in central Melbourne (Melbourne City Council) and four regional locations: Camperdown (Corangamite Shire Council); Kerang (Gannawarra Shire Council); Seymour (Mitchell Shire Council) and Morwell (Latrobe City Council) in 2014.
Forums series program
Artshub article
Report on forum series
A further forum was held at MAV in Melbourne in May 2015. This event introduced the Framework for Cultural Development Planning (CDP) that CDN has been establishing over the past year, in collaboration with councils across Victoria. Hosted at the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV), this event involved more than 40 staff and elected reps from metropolitan and regional councils, state governments, arts organisations and New Zealand national government, as well as students from several Victorian universities. It acted as a refresher and extension of last year’s forum series on cultural development planning run by CDN across Victoria.
Report on 2015 forum

Data sets for local cultural development

This document provides an overview of datasets that may be relevant and useful to cultural development planners in local government across Australia. A focus has been given to datasets available at local government level, as well as those that may be useful even if they are only available at state and national levels.
Cultural data for local government

Resource lists

Cultural planning annotated bibliography
This report provides a review of resources available about cultural planning that are relevant to local government cultural development in Australia. Documents and their weblinks are listed, along with a summary of each article’s content and potential usefulness to practitioners.

Evaluation for local cultural development bibliography
This report provides a review of resources available about evaluation that are relevant to local government cultural development in Australia. Documents and their web links are listed.

Review of the evidence about local cultural development
This document is the beginning of a larger project to review the evidence for the contribution of cultural development activity in local government, particularly in Australia. The work will be undertaken throughout 2014 and updated versions will be provided here as soon as they are available.

Other resources

This list includes other resources of interest to cultural development planners. We invite submissions of documents of interest.

An early plan from the City of Yarra 1998-99