Cultural Plan 2020-2025

We recognize that culture is important to the wellbeing of the community, the quality of life for all residents and the economic vibrancy of the city. It helps to create a place where people want to live with celebrations, activities and spaces.

Over the next year, we'll be working to update the Cultural Plan, and we want you to be involved!

Cultural Plan Update

The 2012 - 2017 Cultural Plan set out 10 goals to foster a thriving, engaging and inspiring community.

The primary goal areas in the current plan are foundational statements which are not expected to significantly change in the updated 2020-2025 Cultural Plan; however, strategies to achieve these goals will be refined to reflect current and future states, and some goal areas will be repositioned as higher priorities.

Phase 2 - Goals and Strategies - Sept. 21 to Mar. 31

We are seeking your input on the Cultural Plan's current goals, and how you prioritize them - and if you think there is anything missing from the goals. We also want to hear your ideas for strategies on how to work towards the goals - what can residents, organizations or the City do. Review the goals and their definitions, fill out the survey and post your ideas on strategies to help generate discussion.

Forums - Call for Participants

As part of the engagement process for the Cultural Plan, we are seeking youth (grade 11 and 12) and young professionals (post secondary students) for two forums on arts, culture and heritage:

Interested participants must apply by Jan. 14.

Host Your Own Engagement Grants

We invite individuals, organizations, businesses and collectives of diverse histories and practices to play an active part in the process of shaping the 2020-2025 Cultural Plan by “Hosting Your Own Engagement” event with your staff, board, volunteers, members or the general public.

The conversation you host can drill down into a topic of vital importance with a small group of people, or it can be broad, involving a larger group of people brought together to generate conversation. The choice is yours!

Applicants must apply by January 10, 2019. Review the guidelines, FAQs and submit an application.

Phase 1 - Completed

From July 16 to September 3, we were seeking your feedback to influence the Cultural Plan's vision. Survey responses helped us develop an understanding of the community's idea of culture, and what it means to them. We're currently summarizing the results and will post them once ready! The draw winner of the picnic basket was Vickie Gurney! Thank you everyone for your participation.

In addition to the 2020-2025 Cultural Plan, two reports will be created:

  • Cultural Report Card – tracking progress of the successes of the 2012-2017 Cultural Plan

  • Economic Impact Assessment – an update to the “The Creative Sector in Kelowna, British Columbia: and economic impact assessment” report (March 2010).

Read more about the Background on the City of Kelowna Cultural Plan




We recognize that culture is important to the wellbeing of the community, the quality of life for all residents and the economic vibrancy of the city. It helps to create a place where people want to live with celebrations, activities and spaces.

Over the next year, we'll be working to update the Cultural Plan, and we want you to be involved!

Cultural Plan Update

The 2012 - 2017 Cultural Plan set out 10 goals to foster a thriving, engaging and inspiring community.

The primary goal areas in the current plan are foundational statements which are not expected to significantly change in the updated 2020-2025 Cultural Plan; however, strategies to achieve these goals will be refined to reflect current and future states, and some goal areas will be repositioned as higher priorities.

Phase 2 - Goals and Strategies - Sept. 21 to Mar. 31

We are seeking your input on the Cultural Plan's current goals, and how you prioritize them - and if you think there is anything missing from the goals. We also want to hear your ideas for strategies on how to work towards the goals - what can residents, organizations or the City do. Review the goals and their definitions, fill out the survey and post your ideas on strategies to help generate discussion.

Forums - Call for Participants

As part of the engagement process for the Cultural Plan, we are seeking youth (grade 11 and 12) and young professionals (post secondary students) for two forums on arts, culture and heritage:

Interested participants must apply by Jan. 14.

Host Your Own Engagement Grants

We invite individuals, organizations, businesses and collectives of diverse histories and practices to play an active part in the process of shaping the 2020-2025 Cultural Plan by “Hosting Your Own Engagement” event with your staff, board, volunteers, members or the general public.

The conversation you host can drill down into a topic of vital importance with a small group of people, or it can be broad, involving a larger group of people brought together to generate conversation. The choice is yours!

Applicants must apply by January 10, 2019. Review the guidelines, FAQs and submit an application.

Phase 1 - Completed

From July 16 to September 3, we were seeking your feedback to influence the Cultural Plan's vision. Survey responses helped us develop an understanding of the community's idea of culture, and what it means to them. We're currently summarizing the results and will post them once ready! The draw winner of the picnic basket was Vickie Gurney! Thank you everyone for your participation.

In addition to the 2020-2025 Cultural Plan, two reports will be created:

  • Cultural Report Card – tracking progress of the successes of the 2012-2017 Cultural Plan

  • Economic Impact Assessment – an update to the “The Creative Sector in Kelowna, British Columbia: and economic impact assessment” report (March 2010).

Read more about the Background on the City of Kelowna Cultural Plan