Summit Announcements, Resilience Workshops, and more
Creative City Network of Canada

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

In This Issue
Summit Registration and Program
Become a Summit Sponsor
Resilience Workshop Tour
Start Your Membership
Public Art Year in Review
Member Updates
Have You Registered Yet?
All In: New Pathways for Moving Forward

Attend In-Person or Virtually This Year

This is the first hybrid Summit! Select Summit programming will be available virtually through our Summit app, Whova. What's included?

  • Keynote address by Secretary General for CCUNESCO Roda Muse
  • Awards of Excellence ceremony
  • Public Art Year in Review presentation
  • Select Peer-to-Peer Sessions (1 per day)
  • Panels
  • Virtual Networking
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Summit Information

Peer-to-Peer Sessions

Want a sneak peek at this year's Peer-to-Peers?

CreateSpace: Building Capacity for More Equitable Public Art
STEPS Public Art

Leading the Way: Mapping Local Culture
North Van Arts

Relational Grant-Making
City of Vancouver

Fostering Global Competency through Art: Virtual Cultural Exchange between Canada and Japan
Art City (Winnipeg) and Et Bon Voyage (Hokkaido)

The Development of City of Ottawa–Anishinaabe Algonquin Nation Civic Cultural Protocol and Implementation Plan (2022–2026)
City of Ottawa

Tapping into the Open Data Pipeline: New Approaches to Amplifying Community Vibrancy & Cultural Planning
Canadian Association for the Performing Arts

Meet the Street 2021–2022: New Arts & Culture Festival in Red Deer, Alberta
City of Red Deer

Cultural Strategic Planning During COVID-19 and When the “Levee Broke”
City of Abbotsford

Creating a Culture of Collaboration or Cultivating Collaboration
City of Brampton

UNESCO and London … Say What?
City of London

Advocating for the Arts: Measuring Impact and Value

How Can We Enhance Community Vibrancy?
Conseil Communautaire Notre Dame de Gråce

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Show your support and get your brand in front of CCNC audiences and Summit delegates. Become a sponsor of the most anticipated Creative City Summit yet! 

A wide variety of opportunities are available within the following levels of support. Download our Sponsorship Package for details.

Visionary $6000+ 

Innovator $2,000–$5,999

Creator $1,000–$1,999

Contributor $350–$999

Supporter up to $349

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Our Resilience Training Workshops Are Going On Tour

3-Hour Workshops in Resilience are Coming to a City Near You...Maybe Yours!

Following the exciting completion of Phase 1, Cultural Resilience: Using Innovation to Stabilize in Times of Crisis moves into a hands-on workshop phase. Workshops will apply the learnings discovered through the stories examined in the Phase 1 Final Report and will be hosted by municipalities for their neighbours and local organizations to participate in.

Workshops, developed by project partner, CHRC, will tour the country beginning this July. Arts organizations and leaders will all have the opportunity to attend a session with facilitator, Grégoire Gagnon in the following cities this summer:

July 11 - Burnaby, BC

July 12 - Saskatoon, SK

July 14 - Kelowna, BC

July 15 - Camrose, AB 

Eastern and central Canada tours will take place this fall.  

If you have questions about the workshops, you can notify the CCNC office by emailing [email protected].

Tour Stops
Become a CCNC Member in 2022

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. 

Join the Network
Member Updates

Public Art Year in Review

Submit your municipal public art from the last THREE years to be featured at the Creative City Summit this fall. 

Presented by the Public Art Network (PAN), the Public Art Year in Review is a celebration of public art highlighting what is new and exciting about Canada’s public art sector. The Year in Review recognizes artwork of all scope and scale, with an emphasis on the diverse ways artists and municipalities respond to their local environments.

Selected artworks will be featured at the Creative City Summit on October 5th in Waterloo. 


CCNC encourages all municipalities across Canada, developers, and artists to submit to the Year in Review to showcase what is new and exciting in their locale.

  • All scope and scale – small to large, emerging to established – are eligible. Leap in! 
  • Submissions may include civic, private, or community based permanent/transitory artworks or programs.
  • All artworks must have been completed or programs debuted in the 2021 calendar year. 
  • Submissions are limited to TWO per applicant. It is strongly suggested that commissioning agencies and artists work together on the application to ensure duplicate applications are not received. 


  • Artistic Merit
  • Process 
  • Impact 
  • Diversity of voice 
  • Site specificity 

When making selections, the jury will also consider geographical diversity, range in community size, array of project types and budgets.


Send in one email: 

  • A word document with a full narrative of up to 800 words
  • Up to six .jpg images that describe the project 
  • The project budget, budget source, location, artist and commissioner
  • Your full name, e-mail address, municipal or organizational affiliation and position or other role.

The deadline for submissions: is Monday, July 4 by 4:00 p.m. PST.

Send to: Creative City Network of Canada – [email protected] 

Sponsored by: City of Kingston

Submit Your Work
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Cultural Statistics Strategy 

If you are intending to renew your municipal partnership, please confirm with CCNC as soon as possible. Invoice reminders will be going out shortly.


Interested in Receiving Economic Data on Your Local Culture Sector?


Municipalities that partner in the CSS in 2022 will receive culture-centred GDP and employment data for the crucial year, 2020. Along with these data sets, partners receive an infographic highlighting their top 3 cultural industries. 


If you are interested in joining CSS for the first time, please notify the CCNC office for information on fees and to confirm your municipality's eligibility for the program. 


New this year, new partners to the CSS will be charged a one-time additional joining fee. This fee helps cover the costs of sourcing data for your municipality dating back to 2010

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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