Richmond Arts Strategy


What is your vision for a vibrant arts scene in Richmond?
What role should the City of Richmond play to achieve this vision?

The City of Richmond is developing a new Arts Strategy to enrich Richmond's quality of life through broad accessibility and engagement with the arts. The Strategy will serve as a guide for decision-making to empower ideas, people and resources around a shared vision and set of goals, strategies and tactics. The new Strategy will help us work together to move the arts forward in our communities.

UPDATE (May 2019)

On May 13, 2019 the Draft Richmond Arts Strategy 2019-2024 was approved by Richmond City Council, following a recommendation by the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Committee in April.

Before the new Richmond Arts Strategy is finalized and officially endorsed by City Council later this summer, the public is invited to review the document online and provide feedback by emailing by Friday, May 31, 2019.

The Draft Richmond Arts Strategy is the result of many months of community consultation and public input. Thank you to everyone who participated in ArtWorks’ extensive community engagement campaign.

We’d also like to extend thanks to the Richmond Arts Strategy Task Group, comprised of 25 community members who have provided their input and expertise throughout the process.

During the engagement period, the ArtWorks team gathered feedback and ideas from the community via an online survey, a series of community dialogue events and more than 30 pop-up kiosks and sounding boards across the city. In addition to receiving more than 470 completed surveys, in both English and Chinese, approximately 500 additional pieces of feedback were collected through various activities.

Share your feedback on the Draft Richmond Arts Strategy

We want to hear from you! To provide feedback on the new Strategy, complete and submit this form or send an email to by May 31, 2019.



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