The City of Surrey has launched the Surrey Music Strategy community engagement website where local music industry experts, musicians, business owners, and residents can provide feedback on Surrey’s pre-pandemic and current music economy. Survey and other input will help create sustainable, actionable, and measurable recommendations that support the short and long-term development of music in Surrey. The deadline date for participation in this survey has been extended to May 13, 2022.
Surrey residents and music stakeholders can support this process by taking the Surrey Music Strategy survey, by visiting the music tent at Party for the Planet on April 30 at Surrey Civic Plaza, and by sharing thoughts using community tools on survey’s website. Survey participants will be entered to win a “Live Music for a Year” prize pack valued at over $1,200. The pack includes two general admission tickets to FVDED in the Park on July 8 and 9, two tickets to Arkells at Rogers Arena, and a package of local tickets and entertainment gift cards.
Since October 2021, the City has been consulting with the community extensively, and the research phase has been completed. A final set of strategies and recommendations will be finalized in June. Research findings will help identify how music can create new opportunities that support artists, venues, economic growth, tourism, and investment. The project is supported by Creative BC and the Province of British Columbia.
Learn more here.