People in audience at Creative City Strategy launch
Creative City Strategy Launch Event

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Join us at our engagement events and let us know what you think about arts and culture in Vancouver.

What's happening

Apply for our Creative City Strategic Grant Program! 

This is a one-time grant program as a result of an increase to the 2018 cultural grants budget to respond to growth in the arts and culture community, and to support priorities expressed by the community through the Creative City Strategy early engagement process.

This program will support new or existing projects that demonstrate and advance principles of:

  • Reconciliation
  • Equity and access
  • Investment and visibility
  • Capacity
  • Collaboration

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Project timeline

Discovery

Fall 2017 - spring 2018

Priorities

Summer 2018

Directions

Fall - winter 2018

Recommendations

Spring 2019

 

Collaborations and partnerships

Find out who we are collaborating with to make the strategy process possible.

    Past events

    • June 5 and 7, 2018: Open Space engagement event
    • February 26, 2018: Lunar Festival audience survey
    • January 24, 2018: Creative City Strategy Launch Event

    Focus groups 

    From winter to spring 2018, we held 15 focus groups to engage with different members that make up the arts and cultural community in Vancouver.

    Insights and experiences informed our early findings and refined the questions we will be asking as we broaden our public engagement in the summer.  

    • Indigenous artists
    • Indigenous arts and culture organizations
    • Racialized and ethnocultural arts
    • Cultural centres
    • LGBTQ2+ arts
    • Disability, deaf, and mental health arts
    • Arts organizations working with people living with low incomes or in poverty
    • Individual artists
    • Arts and Culture Policy Council
    • Grantees - cross-section 1
    • Grantees - cross-section 2
    • Grantees - cross-section 3
    • Creative industries
    • Affordability
    • Theatre Rental Grant users

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