On October 13, an estimated 20,000 Haligonians crowded the streets of downtown Halifax and Dartmouth to see and enjoy Nocturne. The evening’s array of hugely diverse and engaging art is the kind of thing that makes Halifax a wonderful place to live and work.
In this commentary, Creative Cities, Bill Black of New Start Nova Scotia points out that Halifax lags far behind other cities in its support for the arts.
He concludes by suggesting that artists must demonstrate how their work, at a practical level, helps our city be a more interesting and fun place to live and work. If Halifax’s elected officials are willing to engage with artists on this basis it will create the foundation of a winning argument for funding