New initiative for Indigenous artists and cultural organizations

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New Brunswick – A new initiative has been launched to encourage greater participation by Indigenous artists in the grant programs and workshops available to them.

The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb) are joining forces to set up this pilot project.

As part of this initiative, an outreach officer will help Indigenous artists develop their art and support cultural organizations to strengthen their development capacities.

“It is a pleasure to work with my Indigenous brothers and sisters within New Brunswick,” said George Paul, member of the Circle of Elders at artsnb. “The arts community in New Brunswick is an ever-growing population of mixed cultures and creative minds. I was excited to hear of a new funding arrangement to support artsnb by the Canada Council and the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.”

Initial visits to the Indigenous communities will take place soon.