Strategic Planning

Here is the draft strategic plan (March 2021). Take a look and offer your feedback to the board.

 

CVAC Goals and Objectives for the Strategic Plan   

Note:     Strategic Plan will be reviewed by the board every 6 months to make the necessary changes in programming.

Mission: The purpose of the Cowichan Valley Arts Council is to enrich community through the lens of arts and culture.

Committees:  Family and Youth Workshops, Gallery Committee

 

GOAL ONE: To create opportunities for CVAC members and the community-at-large to appreciate and participate in arts and culture.
SPECIFIC MEASURABLE ACHIEVEABLE RELEVANT TIME-BOUND STATUS/

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Direct, detailed, meaningful Quantifiable to track progress or success Realistic, tools and resources to achieve it Aligns with your missions Deadline  
 

Have classes/workshops/speakers in a variety of media, for a variety of age groups, with increasing frequency.

 

 

6 in 2021, 7 in 2022, 8 in 2023, 9 in 2024, 10 in 2025

 

In the studio or online

 

To provide learning opportunities for members and the community.

 

Mar. 31, 2026

 

 
Provide opportunities for youth and/or families to engage with the gallery shows or special theme shows. (ex:  Lego, Remembrance Day Show) 6 times a year With outside events or gallery activities To encourage appreciation of the arts Mar. 31, 2026  
Build a relationship with the Cowichan Tribes Participation in an increased number of shows each year Through communication with newsletter and building relationships To bring in all the community Mar. 31 2024  
Build a relationship with the other organizations in the Cowichan Valley (Intercultural Centre, Nourish Cowichan, Friendship House,  Green Community etc.) Increase annual participation in current activities or shows or help develop news ones Beginning 2022 program shows in collaboration with other groups, newsletters, personal interaction Mar. 31 2026  
Provide opportunities for children and families to experience art through online and in-person courses 6 classes per year Online or in person

Try to match with school breaks if possible, PD days, connect with home schooling community

Ensure children can investigate their art journey Mar. 31, 2024  
Provide summer camps to engage youth when school is out in summer. 4 camps in partnership with CVRD each summer In person when possible Encourages children to investigate the arts and introduces arts activities to children Each summer to 2026  
Provide opportunities for students to participate in a mentorship relationship with an artist As applied for Online or in person

Supplies available for students if necessary

Ensure students can investigate their art journey Mar. 31, 2026  
Develop a comprehensive communications plan for use with the community-at-large Model communication about other events based on how we communicate about shows   Mar. 31, 2022  
Advertise and host workshops with specific purpose to encourage collaboration among the attending artists. 1 x to see what is possible Provide meeting time in studio, provide facilitator to organize initial meeting, provide advertising, and provide promotion and  display space for products arising from the collaboration. To encourage creative arts collaboration and partnerships Mar. 31, 2022  
Explore emerging opportunities to bring art to the community Have a way for the community to bring ideas forward Direct mail campaign

New rack card

  Mar. 31, 2026  

 

GOAL 2: To develop, enhance and deepen CVAC membership

 

SPECIFIC MEASURABLE ACHIEVEABLE RELEVANT TIME-BOUND STATUS/

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Direct, detailed, meaningful Quantifiable to track progress or success Realistic, tools and resources to achieve it Aligns with your missions Deadline  
Have artists complete their artist profile 75% of artists In person classes, Zoom classes

Have volunteers call to get artist feedback about profile

Monitor profiles to make sure they are correct

Bring artists a greater presence on the website Mar. 31, 2026  
Increase volunteer host group and add new types of volunteers (board, committee members, hanging crew, studio helpers, marketing, and office help) Result will be at least 5 more volunteers each year. Offer curatorial training, volunteer art sessions, recruitment campaign through Volunteer Cowichan, design flyers to attract new volunteers.

Clear definition of volunteer responsibilities.

Assist with our core gallery activities Mar. 31, 2026  
Recognize the needs for all the different types of members – art appreciators as well as artists – and ensure programming for them Develop sampler courses for adults

Continue to develop talks and open studio program

Regular Survey/Feedback forms (based on need)

Survey device in the gallery for visitors re: their experience

“Dabble” – opportunity to try it to see if you like it

(3 hour intro workshop on watercolour/figure drawing/printmaking, etc)

To provide learning opportunities for members and the community.  
Explore viability of an art rentals program.