New arts and culture strategy for P.E.I. will spend extra $3.5M

via CBC The provincial government will spend an additional $3.5 million on arts and culture on P.E.I. over the next five years under its new action plan. The document, Cultivating Growth, was released Monday afternoon and includes many changes to the bureaucracy...

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Nova Scotia artist Ursula Johnson wins $50K Sobey Art Award

via CBC Nova Scotia artist Ursula Johnson has captured the $50,000 Sobey Art Award, Canada's largest prize for contemporary art. Johnson, born in Sydney, N.S., and based in Halifax, represented the Atlantic region this year. She received the Sobey Award Wednesday...

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Craft Alliance Launches New Trade Networking Event for 2018

The Craft Alliance has announced the launch of the CRAFT EAST Buyers’ Expo, to take place in Halifax from February 10-11, 2018. The Craft East Buyers’ Expo will be a major event for growing the craft industry in Atlantic Canada, introducing a new venue, new name and...

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Émilie Lavoie and Annie-France Noël Win Culture Medals

Via GNB ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (GNB) – Team Canada-New Brunswick completed the VIIIth Jeux de la Francophonie with five medals following the two won in sculpture and photography today, the last day of competitions for artists and athletes in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Émilie...

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Michael Massie Receives Order of Canada

Via the Canadian Crafts Federation The CCF/FCMA would like to congratulate Michael Massie on becoming a member of The Order of Canada. He, along with 98 other Canadians, were officially inducted this June. The Order of Canada was first established to pay tribute to...

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Pamela Ritchie wins Governor General’s Award

Via the Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council The Nova Scotia Designer Crafts Council (NSDCC) is proud to announce the 2017 Saidye Bronfman Award winner Pamela Ritchie! The NSDCC was deeply honoured to have nominated Pamela Ritchie for the Governor General’s Award in...

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