Have a say in the future of culture in Ottawa.
Ottawa’s culture scene animates our lives while generating significant economic impact and social benefits. Be it film and festivals, heritage talks and walks, rural museums, indigenous art, ethnocultural community celebrations neighbourhood pop-up concerts, major cultural venues and more – culture plays a big role in our city.
This is our moment to shape the future of culture in Ottawa. As the time frame for the City’s Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture in Ottawa (2013-2018) ends, the Ottawa Cultural Alliance is facilitating the creation of a new community-driven Cultural Roadmap for 2019-2022. The new Cultural Roadmap will recommend the strategy and priorities for culture. The results are also intended to inform Ottawa City Council’s planning for the next four years.
Independent experts are providing research and data on the cultural sector and consulting the community. A Cultural Summit was held in mid-January to facilitate community dialogue on key issues and strategic priorities to be included in the New Cultural Roadmap for 2019-2022. To help ensure that as many communities as possible contribute to the Roadmap, the Ottawa Cultural Alliance engaged Synapcity to conduct public consultations across the city and facilitate community workshops at the Ottawa Cultural Summit. The document Charting the Course was prepared for Summit attendees. This ensured that everyone at the Summit had the same information about the input to-date towards the Roadmap.
An online survey (open until March 25, 2019) offered a chance to contribute for those who weren’t at the Ottawa Cultural Summit, or who attended and had additional thoughts.
To stay informed and have a say, join the consultation mailing list.
* “Cultural sector” refers to organizations, artists and workers in the arts, festival, heritage and cultural fields, inclusive of people from a diversity of ancestries, abilities, ages, countries of origin, cultures, genders, incomes, languages, races and sexual orientations.
The Ottawa Cultural Alliance gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa for this study.