Cultural Action Plan Consultations

The Provincial Government wishes to thank all stakeholders who participated in the Cultural Action Plan consultation process. Public consultations were held across the province between April 24 and May 29, 2018 and included a virtual session for those who could not attend one of the face to face sessions.

Further consultation was conducted with the Premier’s Youth Council, indigenous governments/communities, Francophone community, and other related community organizations.

All raw data from each of the in-person engagement sessions can be found in the Excel format below:

CarbonearCorner Brook
Happy Valley-Goose BayMarystown
Norris PointPlum Point
St. John's (April 30)St. John's (May 17)
VirtualPremier's Youth Council


In March 2006, the government released Creative Newfoundland and Labrador: The Blueprint for Development and Investment in Culture. This was developed with the support of the culture community and was the guiding document for the Arts and Heritage Division for more than a decade. A copy of the 2006 plan can be viewed here.

The Way Forward: Realizing our Potential, committed government to “Revitalize the Approach to Supporting Culture. It states that, “Government will engage arts, heritage and tourism stakeholders to launch a renewed plan for culture, including: examining accomplishments and gaps, cultural policy and programs, export development to enhance access to markets and develop a better understanding of the impact of the digital transformation on culture to address challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. By January 31, 2019, our Government will release a new Cultural Plan to support arts and heritage in the province.”

The objective of these consultations is to engage key culture stakeholders to discuss government’s support for the cultural sector over the next five years.

Schedule of Consultations

Monday, Apr 30St. John'sThe Rooms
Tuesday, May 1CarbonearOcean View Gallery
Monday, May 7BotwoodFlying Boat Museum
Monday, May 7Plum PointPlum Point Motel
Tuesday, May 8TwillingateTwillingate NWI Dinner Theatre
Tuesday, May 8Norris PointBonne Bay Cottage Hospital Museum
Wednesday, May 9BonavistaGarrick Theatre
Wednesday, May 9StephenvilleArts and Culture Centre
Thursday, May 10MarystownSt. Gabriel's Hall
Thursday, May 10Corner BrookRotary Arts Centre
Thursday, May 17St. John'sAnna Templeton Centre
Wednesday, May 23PlacentiaPlacentia Arts Centre
Wednesday, May 23Virtual - 10am-12pm (NDT)Online Consultation
Tuesday, May 29Happy Valley-Goose BayThem Days Archives

If fewer than five participants are registered for a session, we may reschedule the session or make alternate arrangements to consult stakeholders.

Please click here to view the News Release.

Consultation Materials

A copy of the slide presentation for the above consultations can be viewed by clicking here.

Contact Us

Written submissions are encouraged and will be accepted until July 15. 

To send a written submission or confirm attendance at a session, please email

If you require any disability-related accommodations to participate in a session, or if you require documentation in alternative format, please contact the department at