New initiative for Indigenous artists and cultural organizations

New Brunswick

The province has launched a new initiative to encourage greater participation by Indigenous artists in grant programs and workshops available to them.

A release says the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the New Brunswick Arts Board are joining forces for the project.

As part of the initiative, an outreach officer will help artists develop their art and will support cultural organizations to strengthen their development capacities.

The province says Corrina Merasty will be returning to her role as an outreach officer and will visit Indigenous communities, encouraging artists and organizations to apply for grants and assist with the application process.

Initial community visits will get underway in the coming weeks.