Ontario is seeking input from across the province to develop its first culture strategy, which will guide a vision for arts and culture in Ontario in hopes of building healthier and prosperous communities. Culture in Ontario can include things like heritage, traditions, and identity, creative arts such music and film, and public spaces including libraries, museums and historical sites.
Changing demographics, the economy and the influence of digital technology are having a profound impact on culture in Ontario.
Culture is also continuously evolving, as changing demographics, the economy and the influence of digital technology are having a profound impact on culture in Ontario. The new culture strategy will help ensure that support for culture reflects these changes, while giving Ontarians a chance to tell their stories and share what arts and culture mean to them.
“This is an opportunity for the province to take a fresh look at how it invests in arts and culture, to build our vibrant sectors and to enrich our diverse communities,” said Michael Coteau, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
Ontarians are invited to get involved in Culture Talks by:
- Attending one of the town halls across the province
- Sharing ideas on the new Culture Talks website
- Using #ONCulture on Twitter.
Consultations, include First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities, and will run until December 7, 2015.
A Culture Strategy Advisory Group will also expertise and diverse perspectives on the role of culture in Ontario and the development of the culture strategy.
For more information, visit the Culture Talks website.