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Arts & Culture

Pickering proudly showcases its diversity and unique heritage through a variety of arts and cultural activities. The energy of the city comes alive through bustling festivals and live theatre, to musical entertainment and art exhibits. Come hear our story and experience the colours of Pickering!

Invitation to Participate!

The City of Pickering and Durham West Arts Centre Foundation are working with Webb Management Consulting Services to assess demand for a new Arts Centre in Pickering.  At this time, we invite organizations and/or businesses who may be a potential user of an Arts Centre to participate in a brief survey to help us understand if and how you might use spaces that may be included in the facility (ie. performance space, exhibition space, teaching/rehearsal space, meeting space).   

Please click here to access the survey, or copy the following link into your web browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/dwac  The survey will close on Wednesday, October 12 at 11:59 pm. We certainly value your input.

Cultural Strategic Plan

The City of Pickering Cultural Strategic Plan sets a vision for the place of arts, culture and heritage in the City and identifies strategic directions for policy, investment, partnerships and programs for 10 years.

The Cultural Strategic Plan completes the important work of:

  1. Defining Pickering's identity and mapping out its cultural assets and resources;
  2. Collecting input from Pickering's valued partners that define its cultural opportunities, priorities and identity; and
  3. Developing a comprehensive strategy to reach Pickering's economic, environmental and cultural goals.

Download the Cultural Strategic Plan [PDF], or view the eBook format online.

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a young couple browsing the art work on display in Pickering's Nautical Village