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The Artist as Rural Entrepreneur

Tuesday, May 13, 2009, 7:00 pm

Bonne Bay Marine Station, Norris Point

Click to view the poster and the program

As rural Newfoundland and Labrador attempts to diversify its economy away from the fishery, many regions are looking at tourism – and especially cultural tourism – as a means of generating employment and income. As a result, artists and tradition bearers have become entrepreneurs, creating businesses which both celebrate our culture and cater to visitors.

This session described how cultural entrepreneurs are doing things in this province and elsewhere, and explored what other opportunities exist to create a sustainable rural economy which builds upon and respects our cultural traditions.

This discussion was led by:

  • Charlotte Jones, acting curator of the Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Corner Brook
  • Gaylene Buckle, general manager, Theatre Newfoundland and Labrador, Corner Brook and Gros Morne National Park
  • Shirley Montague, organizer of the Trails Tales and Tunes Festival in Gros Morne National Park

This event was part of the Trails, Tales and Tunes Festival. For more information about this festival, visit www.trailstalestunes.ca/

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