Niagara Culture Plan

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In March 2010 Regional Council approved the Niagara Culture Plan. The plan works to enhance and coordinate many existing cultural assets and activities in a shared vision and action-plan for culture in Niagara. 

The plan identified four major areas of focus:

  • Creative Economy
  • Creative Places
  • Creative People
  • Creative Identity

The plan outlines strategic actions and directions that will guide the Region as it works to advance cultural assets throughout Niagara.

The Culture Plan

Niagara Culture Plan - Economy, Places, People, Identity.

Appendix 1 - Cultural mapping summary report.

Appendix 2 - Planning context reports.

Appendix 3 - Ideas for implementation.

Appendix 4 - Glossary of terms.

Niagara Investment in Culture Incentive Program

This program invests in Niagara municipalities and non-profit cultural organizations to help deliver innovative Niagara-based projects.

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Economic Impact of the Cultural Sector

An economic impact study was done in 2013 to better understand the cultural sector. The study involved an online survey, workshops, community engagement sessions and background research.

For the purposes of this assessment, the culture sector includes: people, places, history, expression and play. Project participants came from all 12 local municipalities and represented a full range of organizations and individuals in the sector.

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