Following the presentation of the Feasibility Study for the North Central Canada Centre of Arts and Environment in 2017 the Executive Council decided to host an annual Inspiration Series to continue exploration and discussion on this project.
In the fall (Culture Days) of 2017, Inspiration Series 1.0 – Building Knowledge was offered in the community with knowledge keepers from across Canada in addition to renowned geometrist and architect Jon Allen from London, England. This course explored our boreal and pre-cambrian environment. We learned about how we are connected globally and the unique qualities that our region has to offer including our Cultures and our Environment.
In January 2019, The Flin Flon Arts Council coordinated a second North Central Canada Centre of Arts and Environment Seminar called INSPIRATION SERIES: KNOWLEDGE AND DEVELOPMENT 2.0
For this occasion three influential women were invited to our community to speak with a variety of arts organizations, municipalities, the Flin Flon School Division and The Flin Flon Aboriginal Friendship Centre about how arts and culture has become a vibrant tool for economic diversification in our communities, especially in light of the potential transition that might be experienced due to the potential mine closure.
Our guests were Janice Price – Banff Centre CEO, Dorothy Dobbie – Pegasus Publishing and Jean Giguere – Member of the Order of Canada. These women have a vast array of experiences including working with all levels of governments, running national organizations and creative projects that involve new capital infrastructure, starting national festivals and collectively are on many National Boards. (See attached)
Attached below is the final report from the Jan 2019 event, Inspiration Series 2.0.