Calgary’s culture is as diverse as our population, finding expression across the city through art, food, fashion, dance, film, festivals, cultural celebrations, literacy programs, walking and cycling events, community theatre, powwows and even pancake breakfasts. Culture also includes less obvious aspects of our lives such as heritage (both built and natural), community initiatives and the creative economy (for example architecture, film & video industries, performing arts).
In order for The City of Calgary to fully understand the scope of our current cultural resources and plan for future needs and opportunities, we’re developing a Cultural Plan for Calgary. The plan will allow Calgarians to understand what we already have in the way of cultural resources, help identify the gaps and plan for what we need to do in the future. A first for Calgary, the Cultural Plan will support long-term planning but will also provide specific recommendations and actions to be implemented over the next 10 years. It will reflect Calgary as it is today and take into consideration the demographic trends impacting the city into the future.
Further information on the project and other engagement opportunities can be found at: calgary.ca/culturalp