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

Get involved

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

What's happening

What can we do to improve support for arts, culture, and creativity?

What are your thoughts on public art, artists in the city, festivals, events, or artist, and cultural spaces? Are there access and barriers to perform, host, or participate in arts and cultural activities? How should we invest in arts and culture in the future?

Join our Open Space Event 

  • Tuesday, June 5 from 2 - 4pm 
  • Thursday, June 7 from 6 - 8pm

Location: CityLab, Northwest corner of Cambie and Broadway (511 West Broadway)

This event is free and open to the public. We are able to offer ASL upon request with one week advance notice, by Tuesday, May 29, 2018.


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Project timeline


Fall 2017 - spring 2018


Summer 2018


Fall - winter 2018


Spring 2019


Collaborations and partnerships

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

    Past events

    • 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 is to engage with different members that make up the arts and cultural community in Vancouver.

    Insights and experiences helped informing our early findings as well as refine the questions we will be asking as 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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