Our goal: Vancouver has a diverse and thriving cultural ecology that enriches the lives of residents and visitors
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
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
Actions are being undertaken through the Vancouver Culture Plan's Strategic Directions.
Initiatives helping us reach these goals and targets
We have a vibrant arts and culture scene from public to performance art, and more.
Visit the Vancouver Public Library website.
Healthy City Action Plan 2015 - 2018
See what we've got planned to help meet our goals.