The City of Ottawa collaborates with artists, the cultural community, and many others, to develop and preserve local arts, heritage and culture.
On February 8, 2012, Ottawa City Council approved the six-year action plan for arts, heritage and culture. The renewed plan builds on Ottawa’s strengths, reflects its unique and authentic identity, aims to build pride in Ottawa as a vibrant, cultural city, and sets out a path aimed at leveraging opportunity.
The renewal process brought together the strongest diversity of representation and participation ever for municipal cultural planning purposes in Ottawa:
Algonquin Anishinabeg First Nation communities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals and communities; representatives of the Anglophone and Francophone cultural mosaic; diverse citizenry from rural, suburban and urban neighbourhoods; new Canadians and arts, heritage, festival and fair representatives.
The plan includes four strategies:
- Celebrate Ottawa’s unique cultural identity and provide access to culture for all
- Preserve and develop cultural and creative places and spaces
- Get the word out about Ottawa’s vibrant local culture and unique identity
- Invest in local culture and build cultural leadership
Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture [ PDF 1.6 MB ]