Adopted by the Boise City Council on February 7, 2017, the City of Boise’s Cultural Master Plan – the first in Boise’s history – is an overview of existing cultural resources and strategic vision for future investments. It is a tool for current and future leaders to understand the evolution of the arts communities and the richness of Boise’s history. Ultimately, the Plan recommends where we go to develop an integrated, vibrant cultural environment.
City of Boise Cultural Master Plan
The cultural plan presents five goals and measurable strategies that are necessary to fully develop Boise’s lasting, innovative, and vibrant future.
- Develop Cultural Policy
- Enhance and Preserve Neighborhood Places
- Maintain and Develop Cultural Assets
- Foster Organizations & Partnerships
- Expand Cultural Resources for Individuals
Boise Public Works Arts Master Plan
Cultural planning focuses on tracking progress with the Cultural Plan and developing internal plans with other City departments to align with overall City strategies related to arts, history, and culture. On May 4, 2021, Boise City Council adopted the Public Works Arts Master Plan. As part of the City of Boise's Climate Action goal to be completely carbon neutral by 2050, the plan advocates for the integration of art into the public infrastructure of the city, and explores how art can both reveal and celebrate our diverse histories while bringing to light the land and community we share. It is a platform to discuss and engage our community in environmental issues, and a call to artists to become impactful leaders in this space.
To that end, the Boise Public Works Arts Master Plan:
- Inventories and assesses Boise's completed artworks in the Public Works collection
- Articulates a clear vision for Boise Public Works' public art program as part of the overall work of the City of Boise's Public Art Division
- Outlines opportunities and implementation processes for the upcoming years of public art investments.