Message from ArtsLink NB:

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.


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.

Federal Election: October 21, 2019

  • Find your riding and register to vote here.
  • Canadian Arts Coalition messaging can be found here.


Canadian Arts Coalition’s Federal Election Platform 2019:

The arts = social and community engagement + quality of life + business and jobs.

That is the power of art!

Download a copy of the CAC’s Federal Election platform 2019 here: CAC_Election2019_Platform-FINAL_EN.

The Canadian Arts Coalition is a collaborative non-partisan movement spearheaded by a group of national arts service and membership organization, with a volunteer Steering Committee comprised of artists and arts administrators. We are united in our belief that the future of our citizens, their towns and cities, and the nation itself, depends on a rich, vibrant and diverse arts and heritage community.

Federal Political Party Arts & Culture Platforms:

Liberal Party of Canada: https://2019.liberal.ca/our-platform/culture/

New Democratic Party of Canada: Click here and select “Supporting Canadian arts and culture”

Green Party of Canada: Click here and read page 44

Conservative Party of Canada: https://www.conservative.ca/

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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Media and interviews: