07 Apr Investing in Sydney’s Future
As Liberals, we want our communities to be strong and we want Nova Scotians to remain connected to them. We know that by investing in major infrastructure projects, we can help create vibrant communities where Nova Scotians can raise healthy families.
Today, your Liberal government was proud to announce $3.2 million in funding for a project that will transform the former Holy Angels Convent in Sydney, N.S., into the Cape Breton Centre for Arts, Culture and Innovation. New Dawn owns the building and is leading the project.
This centre will stimulate Cape Breton’s creative economy and provide lasting benefits to all Nova Scotians.
“This project blends the best of Nova Scotia,” said Premier Stephen McNeil. “We are protecting heritage, supporting our culture and allowing innovation to bloom. We want to see even more innovation in our province’s cultural sector and growth in the creative economy.”
Promoting Creativity and Innovation
This announcement is a great example of investing in community and cultural organizations, which is a vital part of our recently announced Culture Action Plan. It’s an action plan that will help make our province stronger, with a specific focus on our diverse communities, the creative economy and our cultural sector.
The Cape Breton Centre for Arts, Culture and Innovation will be a welcoming hub for 150 artists and innovators to collaborate, work and hone their talents – musicians, dancers, visual artists, theatre groups, artists-in-residence, and more.
Your Liberal government is committed to partnering and investing in cultural sandboxes to help incubate and stimulate our creative community and economy. We are ready to work with municipalities and the federal government to make these projects a reality.