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2.4.1

Work with the Creative Enterprise Enabling Organization, area municipalities and others to strengthen the arts and culture sector.

greenstatusFinal update (September 2014)
Through the 2012 budget, Regional Council allocated $33,000 to the Creative Enterprise Institute (CEI) for investment in the cultural sector.  This has been matched with private sector funding, which has helped to fund the provision of low-rent working spaces for artists in Waterloo. The amount was increased to $40,000 in 2013, and $41,000 in 2014.

In consultation with CEI and the Area Municipalities, Council approved funding for core cultural organizations and established continuity of funding for these organizations until 2015.  A collaborative data gathering/reporting project involving CEI, the Area Municipalities and ArtsBuild Ontario has been completed.  Discussions regarding improvements to the allocation of funds are ongoing.Progress Update (September 2013)

Through the 2012 budget, Regional Council allocated $33,000 to Canadian Enterprise Initiatives (CEI) for investment in the cultural sector. This has been matched with private sector funding, and has helped to fund the provision of low-rent working space for artists in Waterloo. In 2013, Council increased this amount to $40,000.

Through Report P-12-105/F-12-075, developed in consultation with CEI and the Area Municipalities, Council approved funding for core cultural organizations and established continuity of funding for these organizations until 2015. A collaborative data gathering/reporting project involving CEI, the Area Municipalities and ArtsBuild Ontario is underway.

Progress Update (January 2013)

Through the 2012 budget process, Regional Council allocated $33,000 to Canadian Enterprise Initiatives (CEI) for investment in the cultural sector.  This has been matched with private sector funding, and has helped to fund the provision of low-rent working space for artists in the region. 

Also in 2012, through meetings with area municipal CAOs and the Creative Enterprise Initiative, several scenarios for changing the Region's involvement in funding cultural organizations were explored, with the consensus being to refine the current approach. 

As approved by Council on October 3, 2012 and subject to approval through the 2013 budget process, the refined approach includes: funding for core arts and culture organizations from 2013 through 2015; funding for collaborative initiatives proposed by at least three art galleries; and annual funding in the amount of the previous year's allocation plus $1 per capita of population increase to flow through Creative Enterprise Initiative in support of local arts and culture organizations.

A second element of this initiative is to jointly develop a community-based cultural development project.  In August 2012, CEI submitted an application for funding a project to collect, document and map detailed artist, venue and cultural attraction data which would involve funding and support from all municipalities.  Further work is needed to review and refine the Region's role in arts and culture.

Progress Indicators

  • Joint report on collaboration possibilities
  • Arts funding and impacts report to Council (leveraged funds)
  • Terms of reference approved; project completed
  • Council approval of plan

Related Links

 

greenindicator   Strong progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (PDF)
yellowindicator   Moderate progress achieved   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (RTF)
redindicator   Progress needed   2011-2014 Strategic Plan (Flash)