Ottawa Cultural Summit

Ottawa Cultural Summit

Alma Duncan Salon
Ottawa Art Gallery
50 Mackenzie King Bridge
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Ticket price: $25
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Time is up. The current City of Ottawa Renwed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage, and Culture in Ottawa ended in December 2018. Without a strategy, where is culture headed in Ottawa?

The community is driving what comes next. At consultations you've been sharing cultural activities, programming and events that matter to you. You've been contributing to two streams: Feasibility Study and a Cultural Roadmap .

Join us at the Cultural Summit to hear the results and contribute to the conversation, and hear recently released research about our local sector.

  • Explore the current cultural environment
  • Examine trends in future culture planning
  • Have your say about community-driven priorities
  • Identify transformative, inclusive and collaborative solutions to help build cultural leadership

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Summit Schedule

Thursday, January 17, 2019

3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Context Setting
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Reception

Friday, January 18, 2019: Full Day Summit

8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Keynote address; update on current community status
9:00 - 9:45 a.m.  Digging for Data Gold: Ottawa Cultural Statistics, Kelly Hill, Hill Strategies
9:45 - 10:15 a.m.  Community Conversations on Culture, Ariela Summit, Synapcity
10:15 - 10:30 a.m. Morning break
10:30 - 11:15 a.m. The Big Picture: Scanning the Ottawa Scene, Brad King and Sarah Hill, Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity
11:15 - 12:00 p.m. Arms-Length Feasiblity Study recommendations summary, Brad King and Sarah Hill, Lord Cultural Resources and Nordicity
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and networking
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Roundtable and selection of priorities
4:30 p.m. Final remarks


This event is organized by the Ottawa Cultural Alliance.

The Ottawa Cultural Alliance gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the City of Ottawa for this study.