Grant Objectives

 

City of Kingston Objectives

i

Culture and creativity are important sources of wealth creation and are being leveraged to develop community vitality;

ii

align tourism marketing and attraction strategies, creating greater return-on-investment and refocusing marketing strategies;

iii

create awareness and civic pride in our history and heritage;

iv

heritage and culture are key to a vibrant community and are economic drivers for the local economy;

v

enhance Kingston’s distinctive identity, enrich the cultural life of residents and attract newcomers, audiences and visitors from around the world;

vi

build the creative experiences that are the basis of an authentic tourism strategy;

vii

embrace Kingston’s powerful historical narrative, built heritage, and natural heritage features, as unique resources that can be used to tell Kingston’s stories;

viii

use cultural heritage to enhance the reputation of the City of Kingston as a community where history and innovation thrive; and

ix

support initiatives that align with the City’s strategic objectives for promotion of heritage and cultural vitality.

 

 

Cultural Heritage Sector Objectives

i

leverage municipal investments in museums, heritage projects, cultural groups and historical societies, to increase their profile, capacity, impact, relevance, and sustainability;

ii

encourage the development and creation of innovative cultural heritage programming and initiatives that promote cultural vitality;

iii

increase access to quality local cultural heritage activities;

iv

support and promote the preservation, protection, documentation and conservation of significant Kingston artifacts and archival materials;

v

develop the means of organizing, collecting, and interpreting Kingston’s stories, both tangible and intangible, and engaging the community at all levels of the process;

vi

encourage collaboration with other orders of government, and the business and community sectors;

vii

seek professional development opportunities that benefit the cultural heritage sector, in collaboration with other stakeholders; and

viii

nurture the capacity and quality of heritage in Kingston, while fostering excellence.

  • Kingston
  • The Great Waterway
  • KEDCO
  • Tourism Kingston
  • Ontario Heritage Trust