The City of South Perth (the City) developed its inaugural Cultural Plan 2019-2023 that was subsequently endorsed by Council and released in 2019. During 2022/23, the City undertook an internal review of the Cultural Plan as it was nearing the end of its lifecycle.
The Cultural Plan 2023-2028 aims to capitalise on the progress made over the life of the previous Plan, as well as identify new opportunities to grow the City’s cultural uniqueness through the provision of distinctive community events, public art, cultural activities, and cultural facilities that best meets the community’s cultural needs now and into the future. The Plan is focused on the ‘BEAM’ cultural model, which reflects the broad scope of culture that applies not only to the arts, but also to the way we live, work and play.
The Plan will provide direction for arts and culture across the City by providing a framework consisting of 6 Strategy Areas:
1. CULTURAL IDENTITY: EVENTS, ACTIVATIONS AND PROGRAMS
Develop, promote and deliver events, activations and programs that highlight the City’s unique cultural identity and creativity.
2. CULTURAL HERITAGE
To value, protect and preserve our cultural heritage.
3. PUBLIC ART AND ART COLLECTION
To build our quality public art collection and make it accessible to our community.
4. COMMUNITY CONNECTION AND COLLABORATION
To facilitate cultural activities for all and enhance community wellbeing through participation.
5. CULTURAL PLANNING & PLACES
To provide opportunities and space to foster creativity now and in the future.
6. CREATIVE ECONOMY
To support the local economy through cultural activity.