National Culture Summit: The Future of Arts, Culture and Heritage in Canada
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The National Culture Summit took place on May 2nd, 3rd and 4th, 2022 at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and virtually, so arts, culture and heritage workers across Canada could join in.
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Canada’s arts, culture and heritage sectors play a fundamental role in building a stronger, more cohesive, and resilient society. These sectors are not only significant drivers of Canada’s economy, but also critical contributors to Canada’s identity and wellbeing. Arts, culture, and heritage create connection across differences and provide a forum for intergenerational, intercultural and international exchange and understanding. They help us create meaning and forge a stronger shared identity based on shared values. However, to achieve these beneficial effects, there needs to be a renewed and shared understanding of these sectors’ fundamental roles and value, a coming-together to enable common goal-setting and targeted action. This is the opportunity that the Summit presented.
The National Culture Summit: The Future of Arts, Culture and Heritage in Canada mobilized these sectors around positive economic and social outcomes for Canada and discussed ways to support their own recovery and long-term growth and competitiveness. The Summit brought together leaders from across the country from these sectors for a national conversation on resilience, sustainability and transformation of the arts, culture and heritage sectors in Canada.
The summit’s four themes were:
- Promoting long-term competitiveness and growth;
- The return of visitors and engaging new audiences;
- The role of digital platforms in arts, culture and heritage sectors; and
- The contribution of cultural sectors to reconciliation, combatting climate change and building an open and more inclusive society.
Approximately 400 people attended the in-person event at the NAC in Ottawa and over 1,000 people participated online to discuss the long-term growth and competitiveness of Canada’s arts, culture and heritage sectors.
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National Culture Summit: The Future of Arts, Culture and Heritage in Canada, May 2, 3, and 4, 2022 - Final Report
A report has been prepared on the Summit’s proceedings, including the key themes and areas of future action that emerged through its in-person and online discussions.
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News release: National Culture Summit to focus on recovery, long-term growth, and competitiveness of the arts, culture and heritage sectors.
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