This report looks at Status of the Artists acts and alternative models from across Canada and the globe as a discussion piece for the Cultural Policy Renewal panel for New Brunswick and for the Minister’s standing committee on the Status of the Artist.

Authored by: The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb)
Published: May 2012

REPORT: Report of the Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist

artsnb is thrilled to announce that the report of the Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist has been released! Seven years in the making, the report is the culmination of a close collaboration involving professional artists, arts organizations and several provincial government departments. The 24 recommendations included in the report aim to improve the socio-economic status of professional artists in New Brunswick in a deep and substantial way.

Report of the Premier’s Task Force on the Status of the Artist

Authored by: Government of New Brunswick
Published: June 2021


REPORT: 2019 CPAF Professional Development conference

The annual Canadian Public Arts Funders Professional Development conference was held in Fredericton in September 2019. This report presents key takeaways from each session as well as links to find further information. Thank you to the Canada Council for the Arts for providing the French translation of this document.

Authored by: CPAF
Published: December 2019


Working toward its strategic goal of increasing the number of grants awarded to New Brunswick artists by the Canada Council for the Arts (CCA), the NB Arts Board (artsnb) gathered data spanning the last five years and organized it into a report with the help of the CCA.

Authored by: The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb)
Published: December 2019


RESSOURCE GUIDE: Indigenous Protocols dot Arts Indigenous Protocols for the Visual Arts

The purpose of the Indigenous Protocols for the Visual Arts resource guide is to provide practical guidelines for respectful engagement with Indigenous Peoples. It is part of an ongoing initiative to strengthen respect for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis visual art and artists, and legal and moral rights in the lands commonly known as Canada.

Indigenous Protocols for the Visual Arts

Authored by: Canadian Artist Representation / Le Front des artistes canadiens (CARFAC )
Published: February 2022

OPEN ONLINE COURSE: Indigenous Canada

Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores the different histories and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous peoples living in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores complex experiences Indigenous peoples face today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions.

Free Indigenous Canada Online course

Presented by: University of Alberta, Faculty of Native Studies


RESOURCE: Canada Council Context Briefs for peer assessment committees

Information and resources about emerging, minoritized and less-understood arts communities and practices intended to equip peer assessment committees on Culturally Diverse Arts (arts of racialized artists), Indigenous arts and cultures, Deaf and Disability Arts Practices, Official Language Minority Communities, Cultural Appropriation and the Canada Council’s approach, and Artists and Community Collaboration.

Canada Council for the Arts Context Briefs for Peer Assesment Committees

Presented by: Canada Council for the Arts

REPORT: artsnb Commission on Cultural Diversity

The artsnb Commission on Cultural Diversity was devised to continue operational action to achieve the work set out in the Strategic Plan 2013-2018 set out by the directors of the New Brunswick Arts Board. The meetings involved artists of culturally diverse backgrounds, arts and culture organizations, multicultural society representatives, federal and provincial government cultural department representatives, and artsnb employees. The aim of the meetings was to provoke thoughtful discussion on a variety of issues arising in an increasingly culturally diverse province of New Brunswick, and to determine strategies to improve inclusivity of diverse cultures in the public sphere and encourage understanding and appreciation for the different cultures found throughout the province.

Authored by: The New Brunswick Arts Board (artsnb)
Published: June 2016

RESOURCE BASE: Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. It offers tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large.  Racial Equity Tools curate resources that use language and analysis reflecting an understanding of systemic racism, power, and privilege and are accessible on-line and free to users.

Fundamentals and core concepts to understand racism

Presented by: Racial Equity Tools, several authors


In the context of a program review at the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, artsnb arranged for an independent external assessment of the province’s funding model to identify areas of strength and weakness, and opportunities for greater inter-organizational collaboration. The research study explored the substance and process of funding to the arts in New Brunswick, including what and who are funded by artsnb and the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, and how funding decisions are made and reported on. The research also compared the province’s funding approach to other Canadian jurisdictions to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for improvement.

Authored by: Dr. Monica Gattinger
Published: February 2016


“Creative Futures addresses how culture is recorded and preserved; fostered and strengthened; and how our culture is expressed, created, and built.  In our work to make life better for New Brunswickers, it provides a critical roadmap toward more vibrant and healthy communities. ” – Premier David Alward

Authored by: Province of New Brunswick
Publish date: May 2014