We engaged STEPS – a Toronto-based charitable organization that specializes in transforming public spaces into vibrant places in a strategic way – to assist us in outlining opportunities that ensure the benefits of public art are felt properly in downtown Stratford. We plan to harness the potential of public art to advance broader municipal priorities, such as equity and inclusion, environmental resilience, reconciliation with Indigenous communities, and placemaking, among others.
Please find the final Public Art Plan here.
We thank the many people who took time from their busy schedules to be a part of this process. We completed a stakeholder walkabout to the different locations for possible art installations and a community engagement day with four hands-on activities. Also, a number of our members and community engagers participated in a workshop facilitated by STEPS at Gallery Stratford. The goal of this in-person event was to identify strategic goals and actions for public art in downtown Stratford.
We hope you enjoying reading our finished product! Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected].