The UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development provides university-level training and education programs for cultural planners, policy-makers and administrators in the arts and culture sector. The Centre’s faculty are international leaders in the field of cultural planning and development. The Centre was made possible by a founding investment by 2010 Legacies Now and the Province of British Columbia.
Cultural planning is a rapidly evolving integrated approach to the development of well-planned and creative communities supported by vibrant cultures and creative economies. The practice of cultural planning is being embraced by a growing number of Canadian, US, European, and other jurisdictions around the world.
The UBC Centre for Cultural Planning and Development offers a wide range of courses and programs including online professional development courses and workshops, and a 100% online UBC Certificate in Cultural Planning.
The Centre is led by two founding directors:
|BLACK, Don||Director, Centre for Cultural Planning and Development|
|TAYLOR, Burke||Community Director, Centre for Cultural Planning and Development|
The Centre's activities will be guided by an advisory board that includes the following members:
|BIRD, Elena||Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Development and Cultural Policy, City of Toronto and Vice-President, Creative City Network of Canada|
|BRAULT, Simon||CEO, National Theatre School of Canada, Vice-Chair, Canada Council for the Arts, and Chair, Culture Montréal|
|GARDINER, Robert||Professor, Department of Theatre and Film, University of British Columbia|
|HARVEY, Sue||Principal, Taylor-Harvey, Inc. and former managing director, Cultural Services, City of Vancouver|
|HUTTON, Thomas||Professor, Centre for Human Settlements, University of British Columbia|
|JONES, Tim||President and CEO, ArtScape|
|LYNCH, Bob||President and CEO, Americans for the Arts|
|PALMER, Robert||Director, Culture and Cultural and Natural Heritage, Council of Europe|
Online registration remains open throughout the holiday period. However, our offices will close mid-day on Dec 24, 2013, reopening on Jan 2, 2014. For telephone registrations or inquiries, please leave a message at 604.822.1444. Or submit an email inquiry. We wish you all the best for the holiday season!
Contact Program Staff
Tel: 604.822.1459 or email