City Council directed the Edmonton Arts Council to lead the process of creating a plan to market Edmonton as an arts, heritage and cultural city. “Connections & Exchanges: A 10-Year Plan To Transform Arts and Heritage In Edmonton” was the result, and was a collective effort between the Edmonton Arts Council, Edmonton Heritage Council, Arts Habitat Edmonton and members of the community. The Plan was approved unanimously by City Council on October 23, 2018. It replaces The Art of Living plan (2008–2018).
The objective of this initiative is to:
- Infuse culture, arts and heritage into every aspect of Edmonton’s civic fabric
- Support cultural makers and interpreters
- Grow Edmonton’s arts and heritage audiences