The composing phase of developing a music strategy for the Central Okanagan is complete! Thank you to the nearly 1200 people who participated in our community engagement!

The Industry Profile and Public Engagement Summary has been completed! To read more, please download the Executive Summary. To request the full document please email musicstrategy(at)creativeokanagan.com.

We are confirming the dates for UpBeat: the Central Okanagan Music Strategy Summit coming this April 2021 to support the production of the music strategy though further public engagement. Exact dates to be announced in early March 2021.

 

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Why have a Music Strategy?

The purpose of the Music Strategy is to advance the sustainability of the music industry in the Central Okanagan through:

  • Connecting people with similar interests, towards collective action;
  • Developing community support toward music;
  • Increasing support to live music;
  • Creating an understanding of the current music landscape; and
  • Setting priorities for the future development of music in the Central Okanagan.

Project Progress

The process to develop the Music Strategy will span two years and follow the timeline below.

We will be holding a Music Summit in early 2021 to support the production of the strategy. The dates will be announced soon!

Creative Okanagan, in partnership with a group of community stakeholders (Leadership Ensemble), is leading the process of developing a Central Okanagan Music Strategy. This strategy will advance the sustainability of the music industry in our region.

The Leadership Ensemble is working with a group of community members with a variety of expertise in the music industry who are the Advisory Group.

This project is priority initiative identified in the City of Kelowna 2020-2025 Cultural Plan.

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Meet the Team

Creative Okanagan, in partnership with a group of community stakeholders (Leadership Ensemble), is leading the process of developing a Central Okanagan Music Strategy. This strategy will advance the sustainability of the music industry in our region.

The Leadership Ensemble is working with a group of fifteen like-minded community members with a variety of expertise in the music industry who are the Advisory Group.

Interested in learning more about the team? Check out each of their bios.

 

Thank you to our funders!

This project has been made possible in part by FACTOR, the Government of Canada, and Canada’s private radio broadcasters.” , “Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce à FACTOR, le gouvernement du Canada, et les radiodiffuseurs privés du Canada.