Plus call for presenters, research finds lessons on resilience in arts organizations, 2022 plans, and more
Creative City Network of Canada

Thursday, February 24, 2022

In This Issue
The Creative City Summit Returns!
Cultural Resilience research: Phase 1 Report now available
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Member Updates
The Return of the Creative City Summit (October 4–6, 2022)
All In: New Pathways for Moving Forward
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Tickets: In-person and virtual tickets will be released in the spring. 

March 21, 2022
CCNC Municipal Members get first dibs on registration with Early Bird rates

April 4, 2022
Early Bird registration begins for everyone

May 16, 2022
Early Bird closes

May 17, 2022
Regular registration rates and Virtual Delegate Passes available 

Summit Information

We are looking for Peer-to-Peer presentations for the Waterloo Creative City Summit. This year we are asking for presentations to address five topic streams:

Why Submit:


  • Share leading practices of cultural development with colleagues

  • Expand your professional network and achieve your personal development goals 

  • Influence the practice of cultural planning by sharing your community’s stories 

  • Discount on registration!

Submissions are due March 30, 2022

Please email [email protected] to submit. 

  • Subject line: 2022 P2P Submission
  • Indicate which stream your presentation fits into
  • Describe your presentation idea as a presentation, roundtable, or workshop
  • Write a brief abstract (300-500 words) include any links or media you think will help us understand your vision
  • Indicate how many presenters would be involved in your presentation
Submit Here
Cultural Resilience Research Spotlights Innovation Across Canada

This month, CCNC launched the research findings of Phase 1 of our project Cultural Resilience: Using Innovation to Stabilize in Times of Crisis

Thank you to the 29 artists and organizations from across Canada who shared their stories of innovation with us! Thank you to Hill Strategies Research and the excellent team of Story Seekers who combed through hundreds of submissions to find the 29 examples that would help us understand the diverse and unique approaches to surviving the pandemic's impact on the sector. Thank you to our partners, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Cultural Human Resources Council, and Les Arts et la Ville for the support and work that has gone into this project in its first phase. Thank you Canadian Heritage for funding this important work. 

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Join the Network

Are you looking for professional development in local government culture work? 


CCNC invites municipalities working toward elevated cultural policy and practices, cultural organizations working closely with local government or community, and individual consultants, artists, or students who could benefit from proximity to local culture workers to join in 2022.

The fabric of our network is made up of a diverse and exciting array of voices from three membership types, all working towards strengthening their local culture presence: 

•  Municipalities and Band Councils 
•  Organizations and Culture Funders 
•  Individuals

As a network, our members are each other's best resources for best practices, knowledge sharing, and collaboration with all professionals working in local-level culture. As a national organization, CCNC strives to foster meaningful relationships, build bridges, and offer culture workers professional development opportunities unique to their work in local culture. We offer programs, opportunities to connect and share, research, and an ever-evolving and improving online portal environment to support our members in their work. 

We need your voice at the table. 

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Member Updates

Cultural Statistics Strategy 

Municipal Members of CCNC are invited to inquire about partnership in the Cultural Statistics Strategy (CSS) program. Each year, CCNC partners with Canadian Heritage and Statistics Canada to provide affordable and invaluable economic data on local cultural industries to municipalities across Canada. 

Interested municipalities must be CCNC members and submit their interest in partnering in the program to CCNC by June, 2022. 

Returning partners will receive renewal information in March, 2022. 

More about CSS

Post your open job calls, calls for artists, requests for proposals and workshop announcements on the CCNC Classifieds. $25.00 CAD


Remember! Members can post on the Classifieds for FREE. Just sign in and post through the Portal. 

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