Creating Cultural Destinations: Art, Heritage, and Place
Bonavista Campus, College of the North Atlantic
7-9pm, Tuesday, June 7
The Bonavista Peninsula is becoming a well-known cultural destination with picturesque outports, dramatic scenery, a rich cultural heritage, and a vibrant arts scene. Visitors from all over the world marvel at what the place has to offer. Relationships between business, non-profit organizations, and communities have allowed for collaborative development around cultural heritage. What else needs to be done to make the region an even more attractive place for visitors and residents alike? How can we better profile our artists and tradition bearers so that visitors can get an enhanced appreciation of our way of life? How can we preserve our built and natural landscapes so that they contribute to the sense of place? How can the arts community leverage resources to attract investment in the region? What is the role of governments, businesses, artists, and citizens in making the Bonavista Peninsula a showcase for Newfoundland culture? Join panelists Jennifer Dyer, Marilyn Coles-Hayley, John Norman, and Marieke Gow to discuss these questions and more.
This event is run in conjunction with our Regional Workshop, taking place in Port Rexton on Wednesday, June 8. To attend the workshop, register here.