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:
Each type of activity plays a different but important role in improving our individual and collective well-being.
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.
Arts and culture participation
Previously reported numbers have been restated February 2017
Artists and cultural workers
Creative places and spaces
The five strategic directions for 2014-2018 are to:
We have a vibrant arts and culture scene from public to performance art, and more. Find out more and learn about opportunities for artists.
Visit the Vancouver Public Library website.
Cultural spaces are places where people come together to express themselves through art and culture.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.