In Alberta we have a culture of innovation, creativity, and imagination. These traits are the key to Alberta’s success. The Alberta Party believes that strengthening the Creative Industries in our province will improve the overall quality of life in Alberta and make our province an even greater place to live.
Creative Industries are a fundamentally important aspect of our society. They add to our sense of community and belonging, make our society more enjoyable and vibrant, express our culture, and have the potential to generate diversification of employment and generate income. The arts also tell our stories, create our legacies and shape our future.
An Alberta Party government will recognize the economic value of Creative Industries.
The Alberta Party recognizes the economic and social value of the Creative Industry and cultural communities to our province. We believe that the arts can play a major role in diversifying our economy. Social investments made in arts and culture result in spinoff economic activities.
The Alberta Party sees the Creative Industries as one of the most immediate ways to diversify the economy. In order to make the arts more viable and self-sufficient, there needs to be a proper investment strategy – just as the oil sands saw initial public investment that blossomed into a massive private industry.
By investing now in order to establish a strong foundation, Albertans will enjoy the benefits down the road.
The Alberta Party also has a detailed policy document that expands on our ideas for the Television and Film Production industry.