Arts, Culture & Heritage ServicesThe mandate of the Arts, Culture and Heritage Department is to create an environment of culture in the city that ensures arts, heritage and culture play a strong role in place making, community building, tourism and economic development by focusing on transitioning from the current “grass roots” approach to arts and culture, to one that embraces a fuller range of opportunities from beginner/recreational to professional.
The focus will be placed on activities that fast track the growth and development of the city’s arts and cultural community, foster a thriving and vibrant arts scene, activate city streets, preserve and promote our heritage, and enhance the overall experience for residents and visitors.
The Arts, Culture & Heritage Department will also provide a readily accessible and direct operational resource with which external arts and cultural community stakeholders can consult and partner.
The department is divided into the following sections:
- Arts Services
- Community Cultural Development
- Museum & Heritage Services
- Major Events & Film