City of Guelph launches Cultural Mapping Project

GUELPH, ON, April 24, 2012 – Celebrate the official launch of Guelph’s Cultural Mapping Project. Join members of Guelph’s cultural sector as they populate an online cultural database and unveil a giant interactive map to begin identifying Guelph’s cultural spaces, events, individuals, groups and creative enterprises.

Guelph’s cultural mapping project is an initiative of the City of Guelph in partnership with the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and the Guelph Arts Council. It is funded by the Government of Ontario.

The total project budget is $163,000. The Government of Ontario has contributed $70,920 through the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund. The remaining funds will be contributed by the City, primarily through existing internal staff resources, and also through cash and in-kind contributions from project partners: the Guelph Chamber of Commerce and the Guelph Arts Council.

About cultural mapping

Cultural mapping is a systematic approach used to identify, record and classify a community’s cultural resources. It is a recognized tool for municipal and community-based planning and decision-making.

WHAT: Guelph’s Cultural Mapping Project official launch event

WHO: Project partners and co-ordinators, artists, cultural sector workers, City Council and the Cultural Advisory Committee

WHERE: Guelph Civic Museum, 52 Norfolk Street

WHEN: Friday, April 27, 7 to 9 p.m.

More information about the cultural mapping project is available at guelph.ca/guelphculturemap.

For more information

Astero Kalogeropoulos
Arts & Culture Program Officer
Community and Social Services
T 519-822-1260 x 2629
astero.kalogeropoulos@guelph.ca