This report was commissioned to assist the City of Sydney in developing a greater knowledge of its cultural infrastructure through a process of classification and mapping of the City’s cultural venues. Its multi-layered database assists with the design of the most appropriate and effective policies to enhance the cultural and creative life of the city.
The report provides:
An explanation of the concept of culture that has been operationalised;
A detailed rationale of the cultural classification framework adopted;
An elaboration of the key methodological issues addressed in the collation of a consolidated database of cultural venues and infrastructure in the City, and the mapping technologies deployed;
A presentation and discussion of a series of maps concerning the location and distribution of 3,106 cultural venues that were mapped and broken down into spatial, cultural industry, and venue types;
A presentation and discussion of a series of maps concerning the location and distribution of 3,106 cultural venues that were mapped and broken down intospatial, cultural industry, and venue types;
A series of recommendations and suggestions for future cultural mapping and other research, addressed directly in terms of the City of Sydney’s Cultural Policy and Action Plan;
A major information set consisting of references, cultural mapping website examples, coding information, the crowdsourcing survey, and data sources enables additional avenues of inquiry to be pursued.