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Arts & Culture Master Plan (ACMP)

About the Arts and Culture Master Plan

Supported by a Community Advisory Committee, the Municipality is working to develop the Wood Buffalo Regional Arts and Culture Master Plan (ACMP). The ACMP will be developed in partnership with key community stakeholders and serve as a guiding document to support and enhance arts and culture initiatives in Wood Buffalo over the next ten years.

The 2018- 2021 RMWB Strategic Plan identifies the support for arts and culture as Strategy & Initiative #3f. The development and implementation of an arts and culture plan through collaborative partnerships is a key component of this initiative.

The ACMP will outline arts and culture priorities of each community partner and key stakeholder, including the Municipality, to align policies, strategies, and actions to support decision-making and resource allocation to maintain a vibrant, sustainable community and quality of life for current and future residents

Project Outcomes

  • Provide opportunities to identify arts and culture priorities, strategies and actions that key community stakeholders and partners can use to align policies, strategies and actions.
  • Increase the awareness, knowledge and appreciation of arts and culture in the region.
  • Create a vision to support and enhance arts and culture initiatives in the region.
  • Develop a plan of action that takes into consideration how the Municipality can move forward as well as how community stakeholders and partners can take an active and meaningful role.

Community Involvement

Upcoming Public Engagements 


Visual Arts, including fine craft & public art
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Points North Gallery 

Performing Arts (e.g. dance, theatre & music) 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre  

Cultural/Creative Industries & Literary arts (e.g. film, publishing & writing) 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Avenue Coffee 

Heritage (e.g. cultural landscapes, place names, interpretive signage, storytelling) 
Friday, September 28, 2018 
2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. 
Heritage Village 

Public sessions during Alberta Culture Days

Wood Buffalo Culture Festival 
September 29, 2018 
Syncrude Sport & Wellness Centre 

World Meets in Wood Buffalo 
September 30, 2018 
Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Art 

The framework for the ACMP relies on the input from residents, community partners, key stakeholders and the Community Advisory Committee. Community engagement will be done through consultation with stakeholders and public engagement sessions. Details about the public engagement sessions will be available once finalized.

The ACMP will establish the roles and responsibilities of the Municipality, organizations and other key stakeholders, so all partners can work collaboratively together in the implementation and evaluation of the ACMP.

To date, the Community Advisory Committee includes representatives of:

  • Arts Council Wood Buffalo
  • Fort McMurray Heritage Society
  • Keyano Theatre and Arts Centre
  • McMurray Metis (MNA Local 1935)
  • Multicultural Association of Wood Buffalo
  • Oil Sands Community Alliance
  • Regional Recreation Corporation
  • Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
  • Suncor Energy Centre for the Performing Arts

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