SYDNEY: Building on the momentum of a recent Creative Economy Leaders Workshop, the Cape Breton Partnership will be hosting Creative Minds: Artists’ Stories, a four-part event series taking place throughout March and April.
Creative Minds: Artists’ Stories is an opportunity to bring together individuals who work, create, and thrive in arts and culture to share their stories and give one another a glimpse into what it means to be an artist in Cape Breton – Unama’ki. Live music and an opportunity to network with the creative sector will round out each evening.
“Opportunities for artists to tell their stories are a key element of fostering Cape Breton – Unama’ki’s creative sector,” says Erin Flynn, creative economy development officer, Cape Breton Partnership. “Through these events, artists will be able to share their experiences and celebrate the many creative sector contributions on our island.”
Creative Minds: Artists’ Stories events include Tuesday, March 31 at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter’s from 5-8 p.m. Storytellers will include Adam Cooke and Craig Phillips and musical guests are David Stone and Wendy Owens Abbott. Go to: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/creative-minds-artists-stories-stpeters-tickets-98306664881 to register.
A fourth session will take place on April 9 at Route 19 Brewing in Inverness.
The Cape Breton Partnership recognizes the importance of the creative sector to the Cape Breton economy, and the Cape Breton Partnership Creative Economy Development Officer is responsible for supporting and growing initiatives in the creative sector across the island. Hosting the Creative Economy Leaders Workshop and the Creative Minds: Artists’ Stories event series is a sample of projects undertaken.