Join the Network

The Creative City Network of Canada connects people working in a variety of fields, in local cultural development, in communities across Canada.


Why Join?

The Creative City Network of Canada (CCNC) offers a platform for networking, celebrating excellence and forging new partnerships in the fields of cultural planning, cultural research,  public art, events, heritage, and other forms of cultural programming.

By joining the CCNC, members unlock many important benefits such as:

  • Access to best practices, tool kits and peers across the country, all which are literally at your fingertips

  • Opportunity to feature your organization’s peer reviewed achievements at the Public Art Year in Review, peer to peer sessions, and the national CCNC Award of Excellence Program at the annual Creative City Summit

  • Opportunity to learn from experts through keynote speeches, webinars, and feature articles in the member news

  • Opportunity to feature your City as a Creative City by hosting the annual summit, which comes with the chance to highlight your local cultural community and assets through study tours (plus gives the community a healthy economic impact!)

  • Opportunity to join working groups, subcommittees or special project teams which grow professional learnings and expand progressive practice

  • Opportunity to join the Cultural Statistics Consortium and get hold of culture data, specifically the direct economic impact of culture in your city (local GDP and job data statistics in all major culture categories) at an affordable price. CCNC has a partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage which affords leverages the ability of CCNC member cities with affordable access to reliable numbers using a consistent national methodology.

  • You will give and receive, gain confidence and credibility, and be connected with knowledgeable peers working in culture across the country.

  • CCNC is increasingly involved in international cultural conferences as Canada continues to attract attention and praise for its cultural resources and planning that have been nurtured by, and featured through the network.

CCNC Resources & Research

All of the CCNC Research materials and our Research Hub are available for viewing and download on our website. If you are looking for examples of Culture Plans or policies surrounding public art, visit our Research Hub. If you are looking for research conducted by the CCNC, visit our Publications page.

2020 Membership

2020 online membership forms are available here:

Municipal Membership

Organizational Membership

Individual Membership


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Cities in Québec:
Les Arts et la Ville is an established Québec-based organization with similar goals to those of the Creative City Network of Canada. Not wishing to compete with Les Arts et la Ville for membership dollars, we offer Québec municipalities membership fees in the lowest tier of $310.



Background Photo Credit:
Brant Studio Tour, Brantford, ON