Arts and Culture consultation

The Province is looking to a Wolfville company to solicit advice  on Arts and Culture.

The province is seeking advice and opinions from the arts and culture sector on government’s role in supporting and fostering artistic and cultural activity.

The Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage has hired Horizons Community Development Associates Inc. of Wolfville to conduct the consultation.

Does the government have a role to play in directing art and culture? We get to have input they say.

“With this consultation, government is taking the first step toward keeping its commitment to address governance and funding for the arts and culture sector. I encourage everyone in the sector to help us determine principles that will guide the public’s investment into arts and culture and help grow the creative economy.” [emph ours]

The consultation process will allow the creative community to share their views through a series of public sessions, an online, mail or fax survey and one-on-one interviews with key stakeholders who represent a cross-section of the sector.

The public meetings will take place:
– Monday, Sept. 27, Wolfville, Acadia University, Clark Commons, 1:30 p.m to 4 p.m.

There are other meetings scheduled in other places in the province and a link for online input. Perhaps we will suggest funding for controversial films.

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