London’s Cultural Prosperity Plan identifies current and future priorities for strengthening the cultural sector that, in turn, provides an opportunity for an increased quality of life and experience for residents and visitors.
Turning the Spotlight on Culture
Culture, in all its dimensions, is a fundamental ingredient of sustainable development. As a sector of activity, through tangible and intangible heritage, creative industries, talent of all ages and diversity, and various forms of artistic expressions, culture is a powerful contributor to economic prosperity and quality of life. As a repository of knowledge, meanings and values that permeate all aspects of our lives, culture also defines the way people live and interact within our community.
I’m not a “Culture Person”
Not everyone thinks they’re a “Culture Person”; well,we disagree. In some way, shape or form you participate in culture every day. For instance, do you…
- listen to music
- read books
- watch movies
- admire building architecture
- participate in sports
- tend a community garden
- collect vintage cars
Well, that’s culture and your thoughts and ideas count! So, with the participation of our community, London’s Cultural Prosperity Plan has been put in place to broaden understanding and collaborations, enhance London’s continued evolution as a leading community in Canada for cultural workers to live, incubate new ideas, and deliver culture to all facets of our community.
Development of this plan is a collaborative undertaking which includes community engagement aimed at generating a shared cultural vision for our City. We collected ideas and perspectives from all Londoners who wanted to assist in developing our City and shape the Cultural Prosperity Plan.