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Goal 10: Expressing ourselves
Goal 10: Expressing ourselves

Expressing ourselves

Our goal: Vancouver has a diverse and thriving cultural ecology that enriches the lives of residents and visitors
creative places and spaces identified on Vancouver’s Cultural Spaces Map

Participation in arts and culture is critical to building a vibrant, livable and healthy city.

Arts and cultural events include a wide range in the community, including:

  • Large scale performances
  • Art galleries and exhibits
  • Street festivals and small-scale community art projects

Each type of activity plays a different but important role in improving our individual and collective well-being.

Our target: Increase public participation and community engagement in arts and culture by 25%

Progress we've made so far

Artistic works and events
Artists & volunteers
Cultural workers
Artistic works and events

How we measure change

We use a number of data sources to monitor trends in the health of the city. We monitor progress toward Expressing Ourselves using data from the federal census program, arts and cultural funding and cultural asset mapping.

2015-2018 Priority Actions

Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets

Arts and culture

We have a vibrant arts and culture scene from public to performance art, and more. Find out more and learn about opportunities for artists.

Vancouver Public Library

Visit the Vancouver Public Library website.

Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018

See what we've got planned to help meet our goals. 

Download the plan  

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