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Public consultations scheduled for new N.L. cultural action plan

Culture Minister Christopher Mitchelmore speaks to reporters Monday outside the House of Assembly.
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Mitchelmore. - Dave Maher

A new cultural action plan is being developed for Newfoundland and Labrador and public consultations are being held across the province.

“Our government recognizes the significant social and economic contributions of the provincial cultural sector, and a new cultural action plan will set priorities and key actions that will support and sustain those contributions and the people who make them,” Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Mitchelmore said in a news release April 25.

“For this reason, it is important that we hear directly from the cultural stakeholders to explore themes, as well as provide opportunities to contribute new ideas and prioritize government’s efforts and resources in support of the cultural sector over the next five years.”

The first of 14 sessions will be held at The Rooms in St. John’s next Tuesday, April 30, and they will continue on until the end of May.

Written submissions are also being accepted until July 15 and should be emailed to culturalplanrenewal@gov.nl.ca. Confirmation of attendance at the sessions should also be emailed to the same address.

The provincial government is aiming to release the plan early next year.

Public consultations schedule

Date

Location

Venue

Tuesday, Apr 30

St. John's

The Rooms

Tuesday, May 1

Carbonear

Ocean View Gallery

Monday, May 7

Botwood

Flying Boat Museum

Tuesday, May 8

Twillingate

Twillingate NWI Dinner Theatre

Wednesday, May 9

Bonavista

Garrick Theatre

Thursday, May 10

Marystown

St. Gabriel's Hall

Monday, May 7

Plum Point

Plum Point Motel

Tuesday, May 8

Norris Point

Bonne Bay Cottage Hospital Museum

Wednesday, May 9

Stephenville

Arts and Culture Centre

Thursday, May 10

Corner Brook

Rotary Arts Centre

Thursday, May 17

St. John's

Anna Templeton Centre

Wednesday, May 23

Placentia

Placentia Arts Centre

Monday, May 28

Labrador City

Labrador West Arts and Culture Centre

Tuesday, May 29

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

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