The "Cultural Planning Toolkit" includes an adaptable model and a practical checklist for navigating and charting progress. It has been developed to encourage community leaders, planners and local government staff to explore the potential of cultural planning.
In particular, it shall be demonstrated how cultural resources can support the delivery of a spectrum of community priorities. The action sequence of cultural planning is divided in nine steps including a work plan example and explains where to begin and how to finalize the cultural project-to-be. Useful recommendations for effective cultural planning complete the toolkit.
The non-profit society "2010 Legacies now" works in partnership with community organizations, NGO’s, the private sector and all levels of government. Besides, the "Creative City Network of Canada" is a non-profit organization, too and operates as a knowledge-sharing, research, public education and professional development resource in the field of local cultural policy, planning and practice. Together with co-writers Diana Butler and Anne Russo, both institutions created this publication.
The "Cultural Planning Toolkit" is written for everyone, whether directly or tangentially involved in both cultural and community planning.
"Culture includes not only culture and arts, but also the way of life and system of values. In this sense culture becomes the major power for intellectual renewal and human perfection." (European Council Report on European Cultural Policy)