The Government of Alberta is asking Albertans for their help in charting a course for our province’s cultural future. They've launched an online survey that they'd like you to answer.

“Our culture and our cultural pursuits are intrinsic to everything we do and are vital to our quality of life,” said Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Culture and Community Services. “What makes a tight knit community is the people and the cultural organizations that bring them together. Hearing from a cross-section of community leaders directly involved in cultural programming and services was the first step. Now, it’s critical that we hear from others including those accessing these programs and services.”

A recently held Culture Forum in Red Deer involved nearly 400 representatives of Alberta’s arts, heritage, nonprofit/voluntary, multicultural, creative industries and corporate sectors, as well as a delegation of youth. Delegates heard from presenters and participated in 18 concurrent workshops covering topics such as:

  • What does a healthy and sustainable culture sector look like?
  • What are the challenges?
  • What strategies do you suggest?
  • Where do you see priorities?

Linda Bruce, executive director of Creative Airdrie, says she's happy to see the Province stepping up and asking Albertans what they think. 

Bruce encourages everyone to complete the survey that will be open online until March 28 at