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Art of Living Implementation Plan 2008-2018 – Update

Objective: Promote Edmonton as an arts and cultural center and encourage recreational, cultural, artistic and entertainment opportunities for all residents.

The Art of Living plan, prepared by the Edmonton Arts Council, was approved in principle by City Council on April 30, 2008. 

The plan provides a vision that addresses the unique cultural milieu and attitude of the city through 28 recommendations - 17 Arts and Culture and 11 Heritage recommendations. Together, these recommendations support the City’s vision of Edmonton as a “recreation city, an arts city.”

Three key phases of implementation were identified:

Phase 1: Recommendations requiring no new City investment in 2009 to implement.
Phase 2: Foundational Initiatives which are seen as key to moving forward.  In some cases they are prerequisites to the successful implementation of other recommendations.
Phase 3: Recommendations which required the development of a comprehensive funding strategy

Since 2009, City Administration has provided yearly updates on actions, timeframe and the proposed funding strategy for the implementation of the outstanding arts and heritage recommendations related to the Implementation Plan for the Art of Living.

Concurrent to the work on the Art of Living Implementation Plan, work is also proceeding on the development of the Edmonton Public Art Master Plan (MAP) and a number of other significant Arts initiatives and activities in Edmonton, including:

  • Living Local Initiative;
  • Tix Store in Churchill Square;
  • Arts Central;
  • Cultural Diversity in the Arts Awards;
  • Historian Laureate;
  • Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts and;
  • Multicultural Outreach

For More Information

Marian Bruin



Fax 780-577-3525

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