FUTURE: Sault Ste. Marie

Arts and Culture Action Team


Sault Ste. Marie will celebrate its history, natural and cultural heritage, and diverse identities, transforming the city into a global center of cultural excellence through inclusive, broad-based, meaningful participation in the sector with continual renewal and growth of its creative economy. 


The committee will function as a study/recommend team that will engage with residents, arts and culture sector professionals, artists and related stakeholders to recommend to the Community Development Roundtable areas of opportunity to advance the Arts and Culture sector in the community.


  • How do we revitalize the cultural plan for Sault Ste. Marie’s?  A cultural plan is an economic development plan which focuses on arts, culture and heritage. 
  • What are the big ideas to jumpstart our efforts?  A renovated or new arts centre?   Partnerships with quality organizations in Ontario and Canada to develop programming?  A public art creation and installation plan to visually enhance and change how the city looks?
  • What is a sustainable funding model for community investment in arts and culture? (to be included in the cultural plan)


  1. Community Cultural Plan
  2. Community Art Project
  • Mural Project
  • Traffic Box Wraps


Lead: Sean Meades
Jasmina Jovanovic
Ed Turgeon
Dave Mornix
Susan Myers
Helena Huppolainen
Greg Marshall
Russel Raven
Donna Hilsinger
Kathy Fisher


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