February 21, 2024 Imperial Theatre, Saint John, NB
This morning at the Imperial Theatre in Saint John, we were joined by Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, who announced a federal contribution of $92,000 for ArtsLink NB through the Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
Also joining us was New Brunswick’s Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour Minister Greg Turner, who pledged $50,000 on behalf of the province of New Brunswick.
ArtsLink NB is once again accepting applications for the second iteration of our mentorship program. Artists of all disciplines who live in Atlantic Canada face the unique challenge of pursuing their practice from a marginalized area of the country. Building networks through lifelong engagement in peer-to-peer and mentor-to-mentee discourse is vital to pursuing a career for any arts professional, but the need is especially high in New Brunswick.
In response to this, ArtsLink NB runs an intensive 12-month mentorship that connects artists who wish to share their professional experience and guidance with other artists.
ArtsLink NB is announcing the call for artists for the second iteration of Introspect: a nature residency. The two-week residency is being held in collaboration with Parks NB, and will bring together five artists in Mount Carleton Provincial Park to work on a personal project and a community creation. The artists will have the experience of having two dedicated weeks without distraction to work on their art, taking inspiration from the beautiful, picturesque setting of the park.