Saint Lucia Cultural Map is an essential tool for understanding cultural engagement across Saint Lucia. To find out more about the Saint Lucia Cultural Map click on one of the following questions or scroll down the page.
To find out more about the Saint Lucia Cultural Map click on one of the following questions or scroll down the page.
What is the Saint Lucia Cultural Map?
The Saint Lucia Cultural Map is an interactive resource that maps data on persons, places and spaces engaged in either cultural or creative activities across Saint Lucia. It brings together a number of indicators into one place, and provides a tool that can support understanding of audiences and strategic decision making.
The Saint Lucia Cultural Map has been designed with the interests of cultural and creative industry policy-makers and stakeholders in mind. One of its unique characteristics is that it benefits local authorities, funding and planning agencies, individuals and private organisations alike.
This is a dynamic resource, which will grow as the Cultural Development Foundation develops further data sets.
Who is behind the initiative?
The Saint Lucia Cultural Map was originally funded by UNESCO International Fund for Cultural Diversity and the Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Creative Industries to pilot and develop the Map, following research jointly commissioned with the Cultural Development Foundation in 2014.
The Cultural Development Foundation supports individual and organisations in the cultural sector to understand more about their audiences and how to increase both engagement and reach.
What information does it use?
As a starting point, the Saint Lucia Cultural Map uses data-sets about cultural practitioners and users that have been gathered over the last two years as part of the pilot project. This is combined on the map with OAS commissioned research and a number of additional sources. Together the Saint Lucia Cultural Map is able to present information on individuals, spaces and places. It is possible to view the data as they are distributed across the country as a whole, or to focus on a particular district, community or cultural resource. We want the Saint Lucia Cultural Map to be a useful, practical tool that promotes investigation and understanding. At the same time we want it to be accessible and easy to use.
How do I use this website?
There are currently three options in using maps on the website that are open to all users.
The first of these displays information on individuals and cultural resources across the map. All of the data that can be overlaid and compared from data collected during the pilot project.
The second option, allows for users to view data as is presented by viewable cultural resource maps. This is a much more targeted level to analyses and comparison of data across Saint Lucia.
The third option, allows for users to create their own maps, based on cultural resource data options, leading to maps which can have overlays of various cultural resources. This is another more targeted level to analyze and compare data across Saint Lucia.
It should be noted that although the maps share some of the data sets, they also display some that are unique to their particular map.All you need to do to open the maps is to click on the links provided on the relevant pages. Once the maps are open there are a number of ways that you can add and filter information. To understand this in more detail see our Youtube demonstration here.