About Culture Forum 2012
Culture Forum 2012 brought together almost 400 community leaders from across the province in a first-ever, cross-disciplinary discussion. Hosted by Culture Minister Heather Klimchuk, Culture Forum 2012 was being held February 24 – 25, 2012 in Red Deer. Delegates included representatives from the: arts, nonprofit/voluntary, heritage and multicultural sectors; as well as Alberta's creative industries and corporate community.
The goal was to find innovative solutions to common challenges, while capitalizing on opportunities to build a sustainable future for these sectors.
Nonprofit/Voluntary – To share best practices while finding solutions to common challenges faced within the sector.
Heritage and Museums – To make recommendations on initiatives that will help promote the sustainability and ongoing success of Alberta's historic past.
Multicultural Organizations – To ensure unique challenges are heard as Alberta addresses the evolving provincial cultural landscape.
Creative Industries – To provide input and recommendations on how Alberta’s creative industries can become stronger players in a world-wide market.
Arts – To play a role in addressing the provincial arts landscape and help guide future planning and decision making that affects the arts.
Corporate – To help create an environment that will encourage the development of the sector and assist in the retention and recruitment of volunteers.
Why was Culture Forum 2012 by invitation only?
Representatives from Alberta's diverse sectors were invited to participate in Culture Forum 2012. The forum was the largest cross-disciplinary discussion of culture ever held in our province. It involved several concurrent sessions on different topics. In order for these discussions to be productive and meaningful, within the facility space available, a limited number of participants were invited.