Designed for arts and culture workers.
Toolkits & Guides
Artistic vibrancy must reflect community identity. What works in your city or town might not work for neighboring communities. When it comes to making lasting impact, whether it’s about cultural planning or working with elected officials, we’ve got toolkits to get you started on building strategies that can be unique to you and your community.
Arts BC has prepared a toolkit dedicated to highlighting approaches to advocate support for the arts and cultural sector from candidates for elected office. This toolkit will explore ways to advocate for public awareness and government support for arts and culture within local communities and regions.
Cultural planning is defined as strategic and integrated planning by the application of cultural resources in the development of the city and society. Below are some essential toolkits that explore this topic further through various routes within our sector.
Community Arts & Planning
Need to make the case for the arts in your community? We recommend taking a look at the following tools pulled from leading arts and culture organizations to get going.
- Americans for the Arts Social Impact Wheel
- ArtBridges– A Hub for Community-Engaged Arts Across Canada
- Artscape DIY Creative Placemaking
- Arts and Equity Toolkit
- 100in1day Community Art Toolkit – Arts-Based Interventions
- CCNC’s Cultural as an Economic Engine
- CCNC’s Urban Renewal and Revitalization
- CCNC’s Arts & Positive Change in Communities
- CCNC’s Quality of Life/Quality of Place
- CCNC’s Personal and Social Development and Youth
- Creative Exchange Springboard for the Arts: Artist-created Toolkits
- International Centre of Art for Social Change: Enacting Resilience Toolkit – Arts-Based Activities
- Springboard for the Arts Toolkits for Artist-led Community-Engaged Programs