First Cultural Roundtable Meeting

South Pond Farms, Pontypool

South Pond Farms, Pontypool

Topic: “Gathering data on the Kawartha Lakes cultural sector market.”

How many people visit our galleries, museums and theatres? Where do they come from? What else would they like to do or see more of? The City of Kawartha Lakes Cultural Master Plan recommends gathering baseline information on visitation and attendance to inform future development activities.

  • When: Wednesday, May 31st 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
  • Where: South Pond Farms, 1020 Gray Road, Pontypool

The roundtable is open to cultural businesses and organization including those who can share their expertise or ideas on the discussion topic.

For the first meeting on May 31st, the Roundtable welcomes anyone who already collects visitor or customer information to share their ideas, so that a standardized visitor-information template can be created and utilized by all Kawartha Lakes cultural destinations.

What is a Cultural Roundtable?

The Cultural Roundtable is series of open meetings that brings together interested members of the community to consider how to carry out strategies from the Cultural and Heritage master plans. The topics for discussion will be advertised prior to each meeting and anyone with an interest, related knowledge or experience is welcome to attend. Project groups may form from these meetings to take on specific projects or tasks.

It is a community-based initiative that will be a catalyst for cultural development, cultural tourism, and the economy of the creative industries through partnerships across community, business, and municipal representatives.

Who Should Attend a Cultural Roundtable?

The Roundtable does not require membership. It is an open assembly for anyone in local cultural groups (arts, heritage, libraries, and commercial activities), businesses, community groups, Council, municipal staff, and members of the community-at-large.

If you care about arts, culture, and heritage in Kawartha Lakes, you should attend these meetings.

For more information click here, or contact Debra Soule, Arts, Culture and Heritage Officer.