Turning the spotlight on culture...
Culture, in all its dimensions, is a fundamental ingredient of sustainable development. As a sector of activity, through tangible and intangible heritage, creative industries, talent of all ages and diversity, and various forms of artistic expressions, culture is a powerful contributor to economic prosperity and quality of life. As a repository of knowledge, meanings and values that permeate all aspects of our lives, culture also defines the way people live and interact within our community.
With your participation, London’s new Cultural Prosperity Plan has the capacity to broaden understanding and collaborations, enhance London’s continued evolution as a leading community in Canada for cultural workers to live, incubate new ideas, and deliver culture to all facets of our community.
London’s Cultural Prosperity Plan will identify current and future priorities for strengthening the cultural sector that, in turn, provide opportunity for an increased quality of life and experience for residents and visitors.
Development of the plan is a collaborative undertaking which includes community engagement aimed at generating a shared cultural vision for our City. How did we get here? Building on the foundation
provides an overview of the background to this initiative.
I’m not a “Culture Person”
Not everyone thinks they’re a “Culture Person”; well; we disagree. In some way, shape or form you participate in culture every day. For instance, do you…
- listen to music
- read books
- watch movies
- admire building architecture
- participate in sports
- tend a community garden
- collect vintage cars
Well, that’s culture and your thoughts and ideas count!
In the first phase of the Cultural Prosperity Plan process we are collecting ideas and perspectives from all Londoners who want to assist in developing our City and inform the new Cultural Prosperity Plan. To start, all Londoners - residents, community groups, businesses and organizations are invited to provide input. The Discussion Guide is designed to feed into the larger process - holding a session is easy and it does not require many people. “Kitchen table conversations” are welcome. If you have a question, please contact us and let us know how we can help.
* This project is made possible by the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund through the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and matching funding through the City of London Culture Office. For background information see Building on the foundation.