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Creative City Strategy

Creative City Strategy

The strategy will address current and emerging challenges and opportunities, reflect the culture and history of the city, and align with other City policies and strategies.

The Creative City Strategy aims to develop a comprehensive plan and vision for culture and creativity in Vancouver.

At the heart of the process, we are firmly committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, as well as building a culture of reconciliation.

While developing the strategy, we will work with the arts, culture, and creative communities to identify priorities to guide Vancouver’s future efforts and investments. This will:

  • Include previously under-represented voices and communities
  • Build partnerships across communities
  • Develop strategies that focus on arts and culture

View the Creative City Strategy presentation to Council  (141 KB) 

Whats happening

Host Your Own engagement grant

Grants ranging from $5,000 - $20,000 are available for organizations to facilitate their own conversations on arts and culture. Host Your Own engagements can take place from May through September 2018. 

Learn more about the expression of interest  (250 KB)

The deadline to submit an expression of interest is Tuesday April 24, 2018.

Submit an expression of interest

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Creative City Strategy External Advisory Committee 

The external advisory committee plays a key role in helping guide the development of the Creative City Strategy. 

Project timeline

Follow our progress

  • Phase 1: Discovery (fall 2017)

    Research and focus groups

  • We are here
  • Phase 2: Priorities (spring 2018)

    Public engagement, events, and activities

  • Phase 3: Directions (summer 2018)

    Gather feedback from engagement and research

  • Phase 4: Recommendations (winter 2018)

    Propose recommendations and draft implementation plan