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New Cultural Policy Process Underway for Manitoba

on April 25, 2017 - 12:05pm

The Government of Manitoba is consulting broadly with cultural institutions and the public on the development of a cultural policy for the province. Insight and perspectives from library trustees, library staff and library users is very important to capture through the cultural policy consultation process. For detailed information about the consultation visit
All submissions are to be received by June 30, 2017 and there are several ways in which you and your communities can participate:

  1. When was the last time you participated in an arts event in Manitoba? What was it and where did it take place? How much did it cost?
  2. How can the province encourage people of all ages, ethnicities, incomes, and cultures to participate in arts and culture?
  3. What is Manitoba currently doing well to support Arts and Culture in Manitoba? What would you like to see changed?
  4. What changes do you expect to see in the future Arts and Culture landscape in Manitoba?
  5. What can be done to strengthen and grow culture and creative industries in Manitoba so that they continue to support our social and economic well-being?
  6. Are there leading practices or innovative models that Manitoba could learn from?
  7. In a time of limited resources, what key priorities should Manitoba support? 
  1. What can be done to maximize the role and contributions of libraries to the well-being of all Manitobans?
  2. How should the cultural policy address the challenges currently impacting the public library system?
  3. How can libraries play a role in celebrating and promoting culture in your community?

                Manitoba Sport, Culture and Heritage
                Assistant Deputy Minister’s Office
                6th Floor, 213 Notre Dame Ave.
                Winnipeg, Manitoba
                R3B 1N3

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