Creative City ...
Enhancing our Cultural Infrastructure
The culture sector encompasses theatre, visual arts,
fine crafts, music, dance, cinema and video, heritage, museums, sports and
libraries in addition to such aspects as cultural tourism, marketing
strategies and ethno-cultural diversity.
The Creative City movement recognizes the importance knowledge-intensive
industries such as film and television, publishing, information technology,
biomedical research, education and new media have on promoting the growth
and economic success of a city.
Initially identified as one of City
Council's strategic priorities in 2004, enhancement of our cultural infrastructure
is a powerful contributor to economic prosperity. To advance this strategic priority, City Council approved the
formation of a
Creative City Task Force along with a Working Group representing many of London's
top leaders in the cultural sector.
City Committee was subsequently established to further the Enriched Cultural Identity Strategic Priority of
Council. As well, the City now has a Cultural Office within the City
Manager's Office. This Division - along with representatives of
London Arts Council and London Heritage Council - is currently embarked
on the development of a
Cultural Prosperity Plan.
Use the links below to access the
Creative City Task Force
Report as well as background information that includes
meeting notes. To view or print the pdf documents you'll need a software program such
as Adobe's free
City Task Force Report - PDF version
- Final report released to Board of Control April 27, 2005.
Cultural Initiatives status reports released April 5,
Board of Control Report -
Strategic Goals Priority Chart - PDF version