Goal 10: Expressing ourselves

Expressing ourselves


Vancouver has a diverse and thriving cultural ecology that enriches the lives of residents and visitors.


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


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.

Progress we've made so far

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Artists & volunteers

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.

Vancouver Public Library

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Go in-depth

Updates, documents, and background

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