The public have been invited to share their thoughts on Dubbo Regional Council's cultural plan.
The plan, called Shaping Plans to Advance Regional Culture (SPARC), provides a five-year framework to support the growth of culture in the region.
It aims to make the region a lively and welcoming place to participate in arts and culture, and an established centre for the emerging and professional creative sector.
It's the first of its kind for the amalgamated Dubbo Regional Council.
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Council's cultural development coordinator Jessica Moore said she received several bright ideas during the initial consultation phase - while the plan was in development - and now the community was invited to have a say.
"The cultural plan is based on six key values for cultural growth and recognition. These values are: discovery, growth, immersion, distinction, accessibility and communal. These are the cultural values we hold not only now, but what we want our region to be known for," Ms Moore said.
"SPARC also has plans to allow improvements to current programs and support the development of future programs and services in response to community needs. The plan will champion the role that culture plays in region-building, activating, celebrating and promoting the uniqueness of our community."
During the consultation to develop the plan, council received feedback that included a desire to bring light to all the small, creative and cultural not-for-profit groups that make Dubbo such an interesting place.
It was also highlighted that the region has important Indigenous communities with artistic, cultural and political presence and creativity.
"It was noted that engagement for a strong Indigenous art and cultural presence is a move for a stronger future for all. So we've addressed this in the plan," Ms Moore said.
The cultural plan is part of the larger 2040 Community Strategic Plan.
To view the plan and provide feedback, head to the Dubbo Regional Council website. Feedback is open for 28 days.