Centre for Cultural Planning and Development

The Centre for Cultural Planning and Development provides university-level training and education programs for planners, policy-makers, administrators, professionals, consultants and practitioners working or planning to work in the cultural sector. The Centre’s faculty are international leaders in their fields, and students from around the world enroll in our cultural planning and development courses and programs.

“The Centre for Cultural Planning and Development strives to be a catalyst rather than an institution. Our mission is to support the development of culture in the broadest sense, recognizing, to quote the Council of Europe, that ‘the diversity of cultures, the arts, and cultural and natural heritage are essential to the development of a genuine openness of mind and basic rights’.”

— Don Black, Director

The Centre for Cultural Planning and Development offers certificate programs, courses, online workships and public lectures in a wide range of areas, including:

The Centre for Cultural Planning and Development is a legacy of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and was made possible by a founding investment by 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia.

Directors

The Centre is led by two founding directors:

Don Black Director, Community Programs and the Centre for Cultural Planning and Development
Burke Taylor Community Director, Centre for Cultural Planning and Development

Professional Staff

Kerri Arthurs Assistant Program Leader

Instructors and Consultants

The Centre’s faculty are international leaders in their fields. They are passionate about passing on their professional knowledge to others, as demonstrated by their publications, presentations, teaching and public appearances.

Advisory Committee

The Centre's activities are guided by an advisory board that includes the following members:

Elena Bird Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Development and Cultural Policy, City of Toronto and President, Creative City Network of Canada
Simon Brault CEO, Canada Council for the Arts
Robert Gardiner Professor, Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia
Sue Harvey Principal, Taylor-Harvey, Inc. and former managing director, Cultural Services, City of Vancouver
Thomas Hutton Professor, Centre for Human Settlements, University of British Columbia
Tim Jones President and CEO, Artscape
Bob Lynch President and CEO, Americans for the Arts
Robert Palmer former Director, Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage, Council of Europe