Cultural resilience in the arts, culture, and heritage
A project for the Creative City Network of Canada and its partners
This research-action initiative aims to discover dynamic examples of cultural innovation and to amplify these success stories. Cultural Resilience: Using Innovation to Stabilize in Times of Crisis is a multi-year project of The Creative City Network of Canada in partnership with the Cultural Human Resources Council, Les Arts et la Ville, and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. Thanks go out to the Department of Canadian Heritage for funding this important work.
Hill Strategies is leading the research for the first phase of this project, while its second phase involves professional development to transmit key learnings to other cultural organizations and artists, with the goal of building resilience within the arts and heritage sector.
Thank you to the arts, culture, and heritage community for responding to our web survey and submitting powerful stories of innovation and resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research team has investigated some stories in greater detail and is producing profiles that will feature in subsequent training programs, with the aim of creating a community of learning.