Milton’s Culture Conversations

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We are developing Milton’s first Culture Plan, to show our commitment to local culture and recognize its importance to Milton’s vibrant, inclusive and engaged community.  We need your voice and ideas to help shape the vision for culture in MIlton.

We need your voice and ideas to help shape the vision for culture in Milton!

The Town of Milton is committed to growing and supporting culture and creativity, making Milton a place where culture can thrive. That is why we are developing Milton’s first Culture Plan, which will demonstrate a commitment to local culture and recognize its importance to Milton’s vibrant, inclusive and engaged community.

The Culture Plan is intended to provide direction for investment in culture across Milton. As part of the cultural planning process, we are looking to identify existing cultural offerings within Milton and develop a cohesive framework for promoting and integrating new and different cultural experiences. But we cannot and will not develop this plan alone! With PROCESS, a cultural planning consultancy retained to help develop the plan, we will work closely with Milton residents and visitors to ensure your experiences, feedback and ideas are incorporated into this plan.

We are currently in Phase 1 of the Culture Plan and are looking for you to share how you experience culture in Milton. We want to understand what makes Milton unique? What are some barriers to enjoying culture? What do you feel is missing in Milton and what opportunities should we explore?

What is "culture" anyways?

Culture is a difficult concept to define because it means different things to different people. It is much more than art galleries, theatres, and performances. It includes many aspects of our everyday life, be it taking in an outdoor play, experiencing public art, attending a cultural festival, visiting local restaurants, or stumbling across buskers in a park.

Culture during COVID

We understand that right now the culture sector is hit hard due to COVID-19. Many galleries, restaurants, live music venues, festivals and events have had to shut their doors or cancel bookings, tours, and other cultural offerings. In addition to understanding culture more broadly in Milton, we want to understand how you’ve shifted how you experience and/or work in culture given these extraordinary times.

Equity in cultural planning

Culture should be accessible and inclusive for everyone! This means we believe in an equitable process, where people from all backgrounds can share ideas and experiences!

“Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people — including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion — are represented in the development of [cultural] policy; the support of [cultural workers]; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.” Americans for the Arts

Opportunities to get involved!

Over the next few weeks, there will be many opportunities to get involved (see below). Stay up-to-date by subscribing to this page.

We need your voice and ideas to help shape the vision for culture in Milton!

The Town of Milton is committed to growing and supporting culture and creativity, making Milton a place where culture can thrive. That is why we are developing Milton’s first Culture Plan, which will demonstrate a commitment to local culture and recognize its importance to Milton’s vibrant, inclusive and engaged community.

The Culture Plan is intended to provide direction for investment in culture across Milton. As part of the cultural planning process, we are looking to identify existing cultural offerings within Milton and develop a cohesive framework for promoting and integrating new and different cultural experiences. But we cannot and will not develop this plan alone! With PROCESS, a cultural planning consultancy retained to help develop the plan, we will work closely with Milton residents and visitors to ensure your experiences, feedback and ideas are incorporated into this plan.

We are currently in Phase 1 of the Culture Plan and are looking for you to share how you experience culture in Milton. We want to understand what makes Milton unique? What are some barriers to enjoying culture? What do you feel is missing in Milton and what opportunities should we explore?

What is "culture" anyways?

Culture is a difficult concept to define because it means different things to different people. It is much more than art galleries, theatres, and performances. It includes many aspects of our everyday life, be it taking in an outdoor play, experiencing public art, attending a cultural festival, visiting local restaurants, or stumbling across buskers in a park.

Culture during COVID

We understand that right now the culture sector is hit hard due to COVID-19. Many galleries, restaurants, live music venues, festivals and events have had to shut their doors or cancel bookings, tours, and other cultural offerings. In addition to understanding culture more broadly in Milton, we want to understand how you’ve shifted how you experience and/or work in culture given these extraordinary times.

Equity in cultural planning

Culture should be accessible and inclusive for everyone! This means we believe in an equitable process, where people from all backgrounds can share ideas and experiences!

“Cultural equity embodies the values, policies, and practices that ensure that all people — including but not limited to those who have been historically underrepresented based on race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion — are represented in the development of [cultural] policy; the support of [cultural workers]; the nurturing of accessible, thriving venues for expression; and the fair distribution of programmatic, financial, and informational resources.” Americans for the Arts

Opportunities to get involved!

Over the next few weeks, there will be many opportunities to get involved (see below). Stay up-to-date by subscribing to this page.

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Interactive Creative Cultural Map

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Where do you experience culture in Milton?

Share your cultural experiences in our interactive creative cultural map! Click the plus sign (+) to add a pin to the map. 

Tell us where you experience culture in Milton, what you love to do and what is missing for you. We also want to hear your stories of culture in Milton! What memories do you have of great cultural experience? Feel free to share any stories, pictures, poems, or drawings! 

  • Performing arts (i.e. music theatre, dance, etc.)
  • Visual arts (i.e. galleries, events, theatres, etc.)
  • Passive outdoor activities (i.e. nature trails and conservation...

Where do you experience culture in Milton?

Share your cultural experiences in our interactive creative cultural map! Click the plus sign (+) to add a pin to the map. 

Tell us where you experience culture in Milton, what you love to do and what is missing for you. We also want to hear your stories of culture in Milton! What memories do you have of great cultural experience? Feel free to share any stories, pictures, poems, or drawings! 

  • Performing arts (i.e. music theatre, dance, etc.)
  • Visual arts (i.e. galleries, events, theatres, etc.)
  • Passive outdoor activities (i.e. nature trails and conservation areas)
  • Active indoor/outdoor activities (i.e. soccer, baseball, cycling, etc.)
  • Literary (i.e. library, bookshops)
  • Heritage (i.e. archives, historic buildings, memorials, statues, etc.)
  • Culinary & agriculture experiences  (i.e. food, beverage, farm tours, etc.)
  • Festivals & events
  • Other
  • Host your own #miltoncultureconvos using the Culture Convos GuideChat with your neighbours in a park or lead your own virtual workshop and map where your convo took place!