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Vision: To build upon a thriving, liveable and resilient community by connecting people, sharing knowledge and creating experiences through the celebration, support and leveraging of arts, culture and heritage in Sault Ste. Marie.

Purpose: The SSM Arts & Culture website is designed as a connection point and resource for local arts, culture and heritage practitioners and organizations, promoting networking, resource sharing, collaboration and professional development.

Culture: Culture in Sault Ste. Marie is the individual and collective creativity and artistic expression in all its forms, influenced and inspired by its diverse peoples, its industrial and social history, Indigenous heritage and natural beauty. Culture reflects the elements and traits of peoples of historical and contemporary societies, and the places, events, products and creations that contribute to such values, customs, and traditions.

Cultural Vitality Committee: The CVC is a committee of City Council that works within the Cultural Policy for the City of Sault Ste. Marie to ensure equitable access to all individuals, groups and organizations to enjoy opportunities for the preservation, development and appreciation of cultural expression with the committed support of the City of Sault Ste. Marie.
The Committee’s role is to support the implementation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie Cultural Policy and the Community Culture Plan and provide advice to City Council on issues, policies and strategies related to arts, culture and heritage enterprises and activities in the city.
Land Acknowledgement: The City of Sault Ste. Marie acknowledges, with respect, that we are in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory, that the land on which we are gathered is the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe; home of Garden River First Nation, Batchewana First Nation and the Metis Nation of Ontario. The City of Sault Ste. Marie also acknowledges that this area is historically known as Bawating.



View Agendas and Minutes on City of SSM website