The Cape Breton Partnership, in collaboration with the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage, will host the provincial Growing A Creative Economy Conference on May 19 and 20, at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre in Sydney.
The Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council believes that Nova Scotia’s culture sector can drive growth and development and be the ‘Fourth Pillar’ of sustainable development. The two day conference agenda has been built around the themes of creativity, collaboration and change, which will lead to building the cultural industry as a priority sector of opportunity for growth in Nova Scotia and Atlantic Canada.
“In the We Choose Now: A Playbook for Nova Scotians report, the sixth action point discusses Going Global: Innovation & Competitiveness, which directly ties in with our province’s vibrant cultural fabric and our own unique economic opportunity,” says The Honourable Tony Ince, Minister of Communities Culture and Heritage. “This conference will put culture on the forefront of the larger economic discussion and give business owners, government, artisans and all of our sector partners the support needed to create opportunities for increased productivity, export, foreign and direct investment.”
The conference will bring together artisans, private business, culture sector leaders, not-for-profits and government for networking, information sharing and planning for the future that will stimulate advancement in the sector.
“The Prosperity Framework’s Culture Sector Team is looking forward to bringing all of our partners to Sydney to talk about the significant impact the industry has on our province,” says Keith MacDonald, President and CEO of the Cape Breton Partnership. “This conference will give us an opportunity to promote and grow the industry as it becomes a force of real economic change in Nova Scotia.”
For more information or to register online visit creativeconference.ca.