Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy
How do I participate?
Second phase public engagement sessions
Building on the initial public engagement session which took place on May 3 in Whitehorse, we are hosting public engagement sessions in communities across Yukon this fall.
The two-hour engagement sessions will be guided by an English-speaking facilitator to gather input to help shape the goals and outcomes of a Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy.
Schedule of sessions:
Dawson City: September 30
Dënäkär Zho – KIAC – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Watson Lake: October 9
Curling Rink – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Pelly Crossing: October 15
Link Building – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Mayo: October 17
Curling Lounge – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Haines Junction: October 24
Da Kų Cultural Centre – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Southern Lakes Region: October 29
Carcross Community Club and Curling Rink – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Carmacks: November 5
Recreation Centre Rink – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Teslin: November 6
Recreation Complex – 6 to 8 p.m.
Association franco-yukonnaise – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
- English language session: October 22
- French language session: November 4 (facilitated in French)
Session for those under age 35: November 28
Splintered Craft – 6 to 8 p.m.
A travel subsidy may be available for those who must travel from another community to attend a session.
Industry-specific sessions are also planned for Whitehorse. Videoconferencing is available for these sessions. Email email@example.com for details.
Visual and applied arts session: October 20
The Old Firehall – 1 to 4 p.m.
Film and interactive media session: October 23
NorthLight Innovation Centre – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Performing arts session: October 28
The Old Firehall – 4 to 6 p.m.
Music industry session: October 30
NorthLight Innovation Centre – 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Writing and publishing industry session: November 3
Whitehorse Public Library – 1 to 4 p.m.
For more information on all sessions please visit the project website
An online survey has been created to ensure those who cannot attend the facilitated sessions can provide feedback. It is open from October 8 to November 30, 2019.
If you prefer not to participate online, a hardcopy of the survey is also available. You can download and print a copy at home or request one be mailed to you by: email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 867-667-8383 or toll free: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8383.
The creative and cultural industries are a distinct and important part of Yukon’s culture, providing economic as well as social benefits to the territory.
We are seeking input to help shape action plans and outcomes in a Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy. If you work or volunteer in the following or related disciplines we would like your input on priorities, challenges and opportunities for the creative and cultural industries sector in Yukon:
- cultural or heritage centres;
- music publishing;
- sound recording;
- film and video;
- interactive media;
- visual art;
- art reproduction;
- performing arts;
- festivals and celebrations;
- sound or lighting technician.
What is this engagement about?
Working together, the departments of Tourism and Culture, Economic Development, and Education are developing the Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy. Our goal is to develop a multi-year, action-focused strategy, that will guide government’s future programs and supports to advance the creative and cultural industries sector.
To ensure the strategy will be effective and relevant, we are engaging with individuals and organizations who work in the creative and cultural industries on a number of occasions. We would like to gather input and feedback to help us develop a strategy to support, strengthen and sustain a vibrant creative and cultural industries sector in Yukon.
The strategy will also actively consider diversity and inclusivity to ensure that barriers to entering and participating successfully in these industries are identified and addressed.
A working definition of creative and cultural industries is helpful in understanding the scope of this project. Although they are quite diverse, they are essentially all of those industries which generate cultural, artistic or heritage products and content for consumers and marketplaces. This includes writing and publishing, sound recording, visual and applied arts, crafting, film and interactive media, photography, live performance, heritage and libraries. It also includes the labour force and institutions required to support them.
How will my input make a difference?
Input from those involved in the sector is essential in ensuring we create a plan that guides our future programs and supports to advance the industries and the economy.
We want to hear feedback on the existing supports available and gather input on priorities, challenges and opportunities to ultimately determine goals and outcomes for the strategy.
Where can I find related information?
Where can I find results?
At the conclusion of this phase of public engagement we will share what we learned in a ‘What We Heard’ report later this year. The report will incorporate feedback received during both phases of public engagement.
Once a draft strategy has been prepared, it will be shared for feedback and comments before it is finalized.