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Arts and Culture

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Our city is buzzing with creativity and you do not have to look far to find it. Whether you are a student studying here, a resident, or a guest to our city, we have amazing: music, dance, new media, theatre, festivals, film, architecture, museums, exhibitions, galleries, and special events.

With arts, culture and heritage being of such importance to our city's livability, we have developed our culture plan with the core vision to:

  • break down barriers to cultural activities and engagement at the city and within the community
  • identify opportunities and bring ideas, people, and resources together to help make great things happen
  • encourage creativity and creative expression in all areas of community life

Go out and explore arts, culture and heritage in Waterloo!         


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We Are Waterloo Portrait Project ExhibitionFoundations - Waterloo Heritage News 
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More information

The City of Waterloo's culture plan guides local cultural development so that all residents and visitors can experience, engage, explore and celebrate arts and culture year-round. The city's role is to act as a catalyst for arts and culture by working closely with culture workers, organizations, regional stakeholders and residents to facilitate a lively and rich urban experience that allows creative pursuits to thrive. 

We encourage you to learn more about our culture plan and ongoing arts and culture initiatives.

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