Arts and culture has a significant impact on the local economy in the Town of Orangeville. Orangeville's Cultural Advantage, the Town's first Cultural Plan, is supported by the Cultural Plan Task Force. The plan identifies current and future priorities for strengthening Orangeville's cultural sector.

Recommendations for cultural development

The cultural plan provides insights into Orangeville's arts and culture sector and identifies recommendations centred on the following themes.

Leading and connecting

With strong leadership from Town Council, Orangeville will integrate arts and culture into policies and activities across all departments. This includes facilitating networking and mentoring opportunities within the arts and culture sector.

Capacity and place

The Town of Orangeville aims to take advantage of available capacity at municipal sites to enhance access to and availability of cultural programs. We will continue to support the growth and capacity of other potential cultural gathering spaces in the community.

Identity and innovation

The theme of identity and innovation includes the following recommendations:

  • strengthen Orangeville's digital capacity to enhance tourism and promotion of cultural assets
  • identify strategies and a support framework to accomplish goals of attracting a creative class of worker
  • continue to develop itinerary and accommodation options to draw and promote Orangeville as more than a day destination
  • invest in promotion and future growth of Orangeville's cultural identity and heritage assets

Creative growth and investment

The plan recommends that the Town of Orangeville:

  • identifies new approaches for funding growth and investment in the arts and culture sector
  • attracts federal and provincial funding
  • explores and embraces strategic cultural partnerships and collaborations to grow the sector's capacity and activity

Progress summary

Orangeville's Cultural Advantage Progress Summary highlights the progress made on the plan's recommendations during the first four years. The document demonstrates that 90% of the plan's recommendations have been addressed.