Culture, Heritage, and Arts

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The Goal

Rich and diverse visual arts, built heritage, cultural landscapes, and community activities.

 

TARGET MEASURE BASELINE
Increase community participation rates in local arts, culture, and heritage events, including First Nation initiatives 
Increase participation by 10% by 2020 forthcoming

 

Rationale

Diverse and inclusive culture and heritage encourages a rich community life that is constantly changing. A strong arts community increases civic pride and quality of life, and attracts new residents, businesses, and visitors to Whitehorse.

Jurisdiction

Medium. City owns heritage buildings and controls its public infrastructure.

img_status_4_goodProgress

Good. There is a strong, well supported arts and culture community. The 2000 Arts Policy requires visual arts in public places and buildings. The City funds numerous special events, and provides significant in-kind support to various cultural initiatives.