The objectives of the Maitland Cultural Plan are to:
- Identify, develop and celebrate the current and future role of culture within the Maitland Local Government Area.
- Build on the existing strengths within the community, and
- Develop an Action Plan to prioritise implementation of strategies for action.
Extensive community consultation was conducted, both within Council and with the community, in the formulation of the plan. The consultation identified existing strengths and areas of priority and many original ideas were contributed by community members.
Council actively supports culture and the arts through a wide variety of avenues and mechanisms. Council is a cultural provider, event producer, funding body, and planning regulator, as well as facilitator and partner in a substantial range of cultural endeavours.
Information on current projects identified in the Action Plan can be found on the Cultural Programs page.