Welcome Artists, Creators, Makers, and Community
The Creative Pictou County art hub is a home to all things creative and expressive here in our neighbourhoods. We welcome all to join us in the appreciation and creation of art and community in our county. This hub can direct you to events, inspiration, and includes a directory of local talent for those looking to network or hire someone in the creative arts. Please join us in creating an open and supportive space for the arts in this county.
What You Can Find Here
Creative Pictou County Timeline
Engaged with Strategic Arts Management to develop a multi-year business plan and fundraising program. Plans due to be complete in the fall of 2021. Creative Pictou County acknowledges the assistance of Strategic Arts Management, an agency supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and
Creative Pictou County, along with Shelley Nordstrom, have nominated Dave Gunning for Arts Nova Scotia’s Portia White Prize. Dave is our unofficial ambassador, any time he travels he talks about home. He is a master craftsman, respected by his peers, and we are proud to have him as a member of our community.
The Portia White prize which recognizes cultural and artistic excellence on the part of a Nova Scotian artist who has attained professional status, mastery and recognition in their discipline.
Creative PC Official Launch. Meet & Greet with artists, musicians, writers, performers, as well as community leaders. Live music, refreshments, displays of local art, and painting of the Community Pianos. Launch of Creative PC website and presentation of Nova Scotia Culture Action Plan by Minister Tony Ince of the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage.
Participated in Artsfest workshop. Business / Arts’ national mentorship training program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with training and resources to help build sustainable partnerships with businesses and increase capacity and investment in the arts.
Developing website, branding and content.
Developing committee terms of reference, identifying and organizing sub committees.
Hired first summer student
Shared Needs Assessment Results at the Dock during a Christmas Holiday Celebration. Four themes clearly emerged; (1) promote and celebrate existing artistic talent, creative products, opportunities and the crucial contributions of art and culture; (2) build networking, skill-sharing and connective activities, (3) provide business development skills and assistance, and (4) making better use of existing resources.