The City of Cambridge offers exciting arts and cultural opportunities for everyone! Thanks to our arts and culture funding, we're able to provide residents, visitors and artists with excellent programs, services and activities. Explore our cultural spaces, including:

View our Events Calendar to learn about upcoming arts and culture events in the community.

Cambridge Arts and Culture Master Plan

The Arts and Culture Master Plan outlines the Recreation and Culture division’s vision, mission, strategic priorities and recommendations for developing and enhancing culture services, facilities, programming and events in the City of Cambridge.

For full details review the 2009 Arts and Culture Master plan.

Arts and Culture Master Plan 2022 – 2032

The City has partnered with Nordicity to revise the current plan as a neutral, independent third party. Once complete, the plan will guide arts and culture programs and initiatives in the City of Cambridge for the next ten years.

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you to those who joined us for our open houses November 29 and December 5, 2022 and to those who completed the Engage Cambridge survey. Your feedback will help inform the new master plan. 

Project primary stages

  • Completed by early 2023 - Defining the current state of culture involving the completion of stakeholder meetings and research.   
  • Spring/Summer 2023 - Plan development and endorsement.
  • Summer 2023 - Information sessions, refinement and adoption of the plan. 

Advisory groups

Cambridge has an Arts and Culture Advisory Committee to help Council make decisions related to arts and cultural activities and programs in the community.

There's also a Cultural Awards Committee which organizes the distributions of Cambridge's cultural awards and bursaries.

Learn more about our committees and boards.