Cultural Services Division delivers arts and culture through the Town’s cultural facilities, including Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives, the Link and the Stephen Leacock Theatre. In addition, we also partner with the Georgina Arts Centre and Gallery and the Georgina Public Libraries to extend program and services opportunities.
What is culture?
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) defines culture as “the spiritual, material, intellectual and emotional features that characterize a society…not only the arts and letters, but also the modes of life…value systems, traditions…”
Culture can be described in terms of how it is expressed in activities and places associated with the following disciplines:
- Performing arts
- Communications media
- Literary arts
- Electronic arts
- Visual arts
- Civic arts
- Festivals and events
- Design arts
Culture is an important part of the community, and Georgina is home to many exciting cultural places and activities.
Vision Statement for Culture in Georgina
"Culture in Georgina arises from a unique landscape and a balance of urban and rural life. Cultural expression and celebration in Georgina contributes to the local economy, to personal growth and community well being; it transforms our communities by fostering creativity, the imagination and a shared vision of a better future."