Status of the Artist Legislation for Nova Scotia

The following is published from the July edition of Culture News published by the Nova Scotia Department of Communities Culture and Heritage:

In May, Nova Scotia’s Status of the Artist legislation was adopted, defining the term “professional artist” in Nova Scotia and recognizing the role and contribution of the artist, while asserting artist’s rights.

Ron Bourgeois, the Chair of the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council said this legislation defines where I fit in the Nova Scotia fabric. Where yesterday there was nothing, today I feel I am recognized, respected as artist within this government.

The act establishes credentials for artists that will help the province enhance its existing programs and establish new ones.

How do you think this new legislation will effect artists? Add to the discussion, leave your comments on the page below:

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