Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy
How do I participate?
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 the Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy that the government is preparing. If you work in the following or related disciplines we would like your input on priorities, challenges and opportunities in 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.
Initial public engagement session
A public engagement session for those working in the creative and cultural industries took place on Friday, May 3 at the Mt. McIntyre Rec Centre in Whitehorse from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Facilitators guided the approximately 100 participants through a day-long session that included artistic content.
For more information and to see a summary of the session please visit the project website https://online.engageyukon.ca/project/creative-and-cultural-industries-strategy
Online Discussion Forum
To facilitate ongoing dialogue on this initiative a discussion forum has been set-up on the project’s English website. The four key topic questions from the May 3 session, as well as an open question to provide additional feedback, have been posted for anyone to comment on and share ideas.
The discussion forum is set up so that all comments can be viewed by anyone visiting the site thereby ideas and discussion can continue to build.
If you prefer not to directly post on the discussion boards you can provide information by: emailing firstname.lastname@example.org; calling 867-667-8383 /toll-free 1-800-661-0408 ext. 8383; or mailing written feedback to PO Box 2703 (L-1), Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6.
Please indicate if you would like your feedback posted by us on the online discussion board under a generic CCIS name or if you prefer to not share it in this manner.
Additional public engagement sessions
Over the next three months we are organizing meetings in communities across Yukon to discuss the Creative and Cultural Industries Strategy. We will share dates, times and locations as they are determined.
What is this engagement about?
Working together the departments of Tourism and Culture, Economic Development, and Education are preparing an action-focused strategy targeted specifically on the growth and development of the creative and cultural industries. The multi-year strategy aims to guide government’s programs and supports to encourage a flourishing Yukon creative and cultural industries sector for the benefit of citizens and the economy.
One of our goals is also to ensure our strategy supports a creative and cultural industries sector that is representative of Yukon’s population. By actively considering diversity and inclusivity as we develop the strategy, we hope to ensure that barriers to entering and participating successfully in these industries are identified and addressed.
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.
Specifically, we are seeking to ensure that Yukoners and Yukon creators have access to appropriate supports to encourage and grow the production or reproduction, promotion, distribution and commercialization of goods, services and activities of content derived from cultural, artistic or heritage origins.
How will my input make a difference?
Working with the sector will provide us the opportunity to listen to their needs, re-examine existing programs and create a plan that guides our future programs and supports to advance the industries and the economy.
Input and feedback received will contribute to identifying priorities, challenges and opportunities and guide where to focus action plans and outcomes in the strategy.
Topics and methods for focused engagement are being determined and will reflect what we heard at the May engagement session. We are anticipating a series of smaller, more focused meetings will take place in Whitehorse, as well as other Yukon communities.
Dates and locations will be shared once those details are confirmed.
An online feedback tool will also be available.
Where can I find related information?
Where can I find results?
We will provide a What We Heard document in fall 2019, summarizing feedback received at the public engagement session, all smaller focused meetings as well as research from other jurisdictions.