City of New Westminster, Douglas College and the Arts Council of New Westminster launch an online Cultural Map for the city
New Westminster - The City of New Westminster, Douglas College and the Arts Council of New Westminster have partnered to produce an interactive web-based Cultural Map. Funded in large part by a BC Creative Communities Grant through the Ministry of Community, Sports and Cultural Development (Arts, Culture and BC Arts Council Branch), the Cultural Map is a comprehensive inventory of the depth and breadth of New Westminster’s arts, culture and heritage assets.
From individual artists to heritage sites to historical stories about our city, the Cultural Map enables visitors and residents to discover more about culture in New Westminster and/or contribute to the database. The map is fully interactive and can be easily updated with current information.
“The goal of the New Westminster Cultural Map is to help bring together, describe and visualize our community’s cultural resources in one convenient online location,” said Rob McCullough, Manager of Cultural Services for the City of New Westminster. “Keeping the map current is a collaborative process so we encourage New Westminster artists and cultural organizations to participate.”
Users of the map simply visit the New West Cultural Map website, download the free Silverlight software and search through New Westminster’s cultural assets, which include artists, heritage sites, cultural organizations and creative enterprises.
If you would like to contribute your cultural contact information to the inventory or learn more about the New Westminster Cultural Map, please visit: www.newwestculturalmap.ca