Advocacy is of critical importance to ArtsLink and its members. We work had to ensure policy-makers understand the economic and social contributions of artists, as well as the challenges they face in living and working in New Brunswick.

Provincial Election: September 14, 2020

Find your riding and register to vote here.

2020 Provincial election advocacy document: Arts and Culture and the Provincial Election

Provincial Political Party Websites (arts and culture platforms to be announced):

New Brunswick Liberal Association: https://nbliberal.ca/

New Democratic Party of New Brunswick: https://nbndp.ca/

Green Party of New Brunswick: http://www.greenpartynb.ca/

Progressive Conservatives New Brunswick: https://www.pcnb.ca/

People’s Alliance of New Brunswick: https://www.peoplesalliance.ca/

Message from ArtsLink NB re COVID-19:

Artists, arts organizations and creative practices are being adversely impacted by COVID-19.

With events, gatherings and activities being cancelled in response to preventing the spread of COVID-19, it is important to think about people in the creative workforce who largely make their income from gigs and freelance work. They will be losing critical opportunities to support themselves.

Please consider donating the price of a ticket or spending money in places like artists’ online shops or Patreons to help mitigate the impact on their livelihoods.

Workers in the gig economy do not have access to the same social protection as traditional workers.

The Premier’s Taskforce on the Status of the artists: meeting to discuss progress on the final report. (Mar. 2017)

We present our members’ concerns at numerous discussions at the provincial, national and international levels, including: Maine-New Brunswick Cultural Initiative Taskforce (ongoing); New Brunswick Cultural Human Resources Transition Committee; New Brunswick Cultural Policy Renewal Roundtable (2012-2013); New Brunswick Cultural Industries Strategy Working Group (2013-2014); Arts Day at the Legislature (ongoing); Pre-budget consultations, attendance at provincial budget presentation (2012); The Premier’s Taskforce on the Status of the Artist (ongoing); Leaders’ Forum on Arts and Culture (2010); and preliminary discussions on the Premier’s Committee on the Socio-Economic Status of the Artist (2010-2011).

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