The New Brunswick Arts Board is an arm’s length arts funding agency with a legislated mandate to facilitate and promote the creation of art as well as administering funding programs for professional artists in the province.
ARTSNB WILL HONOUR THE NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
In close collaboration with our Indigenous partners over many years, we at artsnb have supported the growth of Indigenous art practice in New Brunswick through various programs, projects, and structures.
After careful consideration among board and staff members, and in consultation with members of the Circle of Elders, artsnb has agreed to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30.
To mark the importance of this day, our office will be closed. We encourage everyone to use this time to reflect, to take advantage of opportunities to listen and learn from Indigenous elders, leaders and community members, and to honour those impacted by past injustices.
As a provincial entity, the New Brunswick Arts Board acknowledges that it carries out its work on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples. Read the full statement.