The return of the Creative City Summit!
Join us in Waterloo, ON from October 4-6, 2022 for an exciting itinerary of speakers, peer presentations, roundtables, networking, and local animation. In-person and virtual tickets will be available in spring 2022.
ALL IN: New Pathways for Moving Forward
Our hosts at the City of Waterloo are all about collaboration—how when we collectively buy-in and band together, we are positioned to reach far beyond what we could do alone. This Summit is about pooling our offerings, expertise, and ideas to play the best possible role in Canada’s economic recovery. That’s why the theme of the 2022 Creative City Summit is ALL IN: New Pathways for Moving Forward. In Partnership with the Cities of Kitchener and Cambridge and the Region of Waterloo, the City of Waterloo and CCNC cannot wait to welcome Canada’s culture professionals in October of 2022.
“Waterloo will be my seventh CCNC Summit. Each year I bring back so much knowledge from across the country that I can apply to my own community.”
– Michael Tunney, City of Mississauga
More information coming soon!
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
CCNC Member Rates
Member Early Bird — $675.00
Regular Member — $775.00
Member Virtual Delegate Pass — $175.00
Early Bird — $750.00
Regular — $850.00
Virtual Delegate Pass — $250.00
Youth / Student / Artist — $345.00
Presenters* — $600.00
One Day Rate — $450.00
*Peer-to-Peer (P2P) presenters will receive access to this special rate upon confirmation of their accepted submission.
Delta Hotels Waterloo will be this Summit’s primary meetings space.
Book your guest room by August 10, 2022 to take advantage of the special Creative City Summit rate!
110 Erb Street West Waterloo, Ontario N2L 0C6
We have exciting news. The Waterloo Creative City Summit is set to be our first virtual/in-person hybrid program ever!
Virtual delegate passes will be available starting May 17. The virtual program will include limited version of the in-person program and full access to our event app features.
In-person delegates will also have full access to app features, allowing all delegates to connect and share ideas throughout and leading up to the Summit.
Download the Waterloo Creative City Summit event app on Whova:
Virtual Ticket holders will have access to key programs including:
- Keynote and Panels
- Awards of Excellence
- Public Art Year in Review
- Select P2P sessions
- App-facilitated online networking
- And more!
Roda Muse, Secretary General, Canadian Commission for UNESCO
CCNC is excited to welcome Secretary General of CCUNESCO Roda Muse to the Creative City Summit as Keynote Speaker.
Roda Muse has been Secretary General of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO since May 2021. Previously, she was a manager at the Department of Innovation, Sciences and Economic Development Canada. She also worked as Ontario Regional Director for Status of Women Canada. She is a school board trustee and a former vice-president of the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (CEPEO), a member of the Consortium governing the Centre Jules-Léger, a member of the Board of Directors of the Montfort Hospital, and a member of the advisory board of Harriet Tubman Institute at York University. Very active in the Francophone community, she has been a member of the Table féministe francophone de concertation provinciale de l’Est de l’Ontario, the Board of Directors of La Cité collégiale and the Équipe de santé familiale de l’Est de l’Ontario. Roda Muse co-founded the Acacia Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to fostering excellence in young visible minority Francophones through education and mentoring.
There’s so much to talk about since we last met that CCNC is excited to present three panels in Waterloo.
Details to come soon.
Three P2P sessions will be offered over the course of the Summit. Delegates will be able to select P2P sessions from the following streams:
- Conserving & Celebrating Community Stories
- Growing Culture & Creative Industries
- Amplifying Community Vibrancy
- Maintaining Momentum: Policy, Planning, Partnering, and Measuring Success
More information including P2P schedule to come.
Stream 1: Conserving & Celebrating Community Stories
- CreateSpace: Building Capacity for More Equitable Public Art
STEPS Public Art (Toronto)
- Leading the Way: Mapping Local Culture
North Van Arts
Stream 2: Growing Culture & Creative Industries
- 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)
- UNESCO and London … Say What?
City of London
- Creating a Culture of Collaboration
City of Brampton
Stream 3: Amplifying Community Vibrancy
- 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
- How Can We Enhance Community Vibrancy?
Conseil Communautaire Notre Dame de Gråce
Stream 4: Maintaining Momentum: Policy, Planning, Partnering, and Measuring Success
- Cultural Strategic Planning During COVID-19 and When the “Levee Broke”
City of Abbotsford
- Advocating for the Arts: Measuring Impact and Value
- P2P sessions are between 45 and 60 min. including the Q&A (session length will be confirmed with successful presenters)
- Selected presenters must register by July 29, 2022.
- Delegates will receive instruction to register for their P2P itinerary once all sessions have been confirmed. Check back for final schedule and speakers in May.
Two opportunities to explore cultural sites and organizations around Waterloo Region.
More information coming soon.
The return of the CCNC Awards of Excellence will be held on Thursday, October 6 at 12:45pm.
Nominations are OPEN!
Nominate your work by June 12, 2022 in the following categories:
Cultural Planning Award
The Cultural Planning Award recognizes a Canadian municipality that has developed, adopted, and implemented an excellent Culture Plan with a process that demonstrates outstanding visionary leadership and best practices in cultural planning or a Canadian municipality that has reviewed, revitalized and implemented a previously adopted Culture Plan.
Public Art Awards
The Public Art Award recognizes a Canadian municipality that demonstrated visionary leadership by supporting an excellent program and process that led to a successful public art project or program.
In 2022, this award will be altered to recognize public art in two categories:
Public Art Sustainability Award *New*
The Public Art Sustainability Award recognizes a Canadian municipality that demonstrated visionary leadership by supporting an excellent program and process that led to a successful public art project or program.
Specifically, any temporary Public Art Project or permanent Public Art Projects valued up to $75,000.00.
Public Art Legacy Award *New*
The Public Art Legacy Award recognizes a Canadian municipality that demonstrated visionary leadership by supporting an excellent program and process that led to a successful public art project or program.
Specifically, permanent Public Art Projects valued over $75,000.00.
Cultural Events Award
The Cultural Events Award recognizes a Canadian municipality that demonstrated visionary leadership by initiating, creating, and producing an exceptional cultural event or by empowering and supporting a community initiative that led to an exceptional cultural event. Cultural events can include celebrations, festivals, exhibitions, performances, and programs.
Cultural Leadership Award
The Cultural Leadership Award recognizes significant contributions by individuals working in the field of local cultural planning, programs, and services who have shown inspired leadership and exceptional dedication to supporting the work and the vision of the Creative City Network of Canada.
I.D.E.A. Award *New*
The I.D.E.A. Award recognizes significant contributions by an individual, organization, or municipality working in the cultural sector that exemplifies the principles of I.D.E.A. (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) through cultural programs and initiatives including reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and communities.
Stand Up for Culture Award *New*
The Stand Up for Culture Award recognizes a Canadian municipality that actively recognized the value of culture work in their community over the 2020–2022 time period by lifting up their local culturally focused departments, staff, and/or programs in order to energize their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic on a local level.
A celebration of public art across Canada!
Presented by the Public Art Network (PAN), the Public Art Year in Review highlights 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 2019, 2020, and 2021 calendar years.
- 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
- 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]
- Up to ten submissions will be selected for the Year in Review presentation at the 2022 CCNC summit in Waterloo.
- Submissions may be profiled on the Creative City Network of Canada website.
- Presenters may be filmed or photographed and presentations profiled on the 2022 Summit webpage or CCNC YouTube channel.
- All projects submitted may be featured in a Public Art Network Year in Review online database for CCNC members.
- Images from successful submissions may be used by the Creative City Network of Canada for educational or not-for-profit purposes.
- Successful submissions will ideally be presented by the artist, or a member of the submitting municipality or commissioner.
- Successful applicants will receive further details about presentation submission details and deadlines in August.
YEAR IN REVIEW AND AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE
The Public Art Year in Review differs from CCNC’s Awards of Excellence for Public Art. Municipalities may submit public art projects to both recognition programs, but whereas the Awards of Excellence recognize two outstanding projects for their demonstration of artistic excellence and best practices as selected by the AoE jury, the Year in Review showcases a diverse range of artworks from across the country as selected by the Public Art Network Council of CCNC.
Expanding on the popular Roundtables, delegates will get these conversations on their feet.
Three themed Discussion Rooms will be dedicated to facilitating conversations between delegates. Choose which room you attend on Day 1 and Day 2, and hear what happened in all Rooms on Day 3.
Participants will be presented with a question or problem to be tackled and set to work to talk it out with small groups and one-on-one. Bring your own perspective and experience to a challenge and learn how others across the country see it differently.
1. Festivals and Events: Returning to Crowds
Facilitated by the Municipal Events Committee (MEC), CCNC’s newest committee, this room will present questions and problems centred around municipal event planning.
Final daily problems to be announced at a later date.
2. Public Art and Placemaking: Approaches and Understanding
The Public Art Network Council will facilitate this room, presenting questions and problems faced by those working in public art and municipal placemaking.
Final daily problems to be announced at a later date.
3. To Be Announced
CCNC is reserving this Room for timely discussions and will determine the theme closer to the Summit. Final daily problems to be announced at a later date.
We are working towards one of the best Creative City Summits yet. While we finalize some details, delegates can look forward to the following programs:
- Daily panels
- Discussion Rooms
- Virtual Exhibitor Hall
- Welcome Reception
- Public Art Year in Review presentation
- Presentations on culture statistics and CCNC cultural resilience research
- New delegates welcome
- Mentorship and networking opportunities
- Virtual networking through Whova
- and more!
Exhibitors will be featured in the Whova app Exhibitors Hall. Leading up to and throughout the Summit, delegates can stop by your booth for valuable interaction, whether they attend in person or online. Whova makes connecting with Creative City Summit attendees fun and interactive.
Inquire about a virtual booth today: [email protected]