Creative pursuits are important to Biddeford. Arts and culture can have profound impacts on both quality of life and local economic development, and the City would like to strengthen our current offerings to help drive the creative economy here.
Through a grant awarded by the Maine Arts Commission, the Planning and Development Department is embarking on a cultural plan for Biddeford that will help guide our cultural offerings over the next five years or more. The City is now working with our local arts, heritage, and culture organizations, and with Reinholt Consulting of Phillips, Maine to create this plan. When complete, this plan will provide a vision and implementation strategies to help establish Biddeford as a cultural destination in Southern Maine.
Both residents and visitors to Biddeford are encouraged to help by responding to the survey below. Your feedback is highly valued and is essential to ensure the plan accurately reflects the values, priorities, and concerns of the community.
Biddeford Public Opinion Survey
Artists and makers, and organizations in creative industries are encouraged to respond to surveys that are specific to those pursuits:
Biddeford Artist and Maker Survey
Biddeford Cultural and Creative Industries Survey
Please feel free to respond to as many of these surveys as may apply before they close on August 13, 2021. Thank you for taking the time to assist with this project.