Message from the Premier

Message from the Premier

The Government of New Brunswick is proud to mark the 50th anniversary of one of the greatest cultural heritage treasures in the province: the New Brunswick Art Bank.

In 1968, the provincial government took the bold move of setting up one of the first art banks in Canada, made up solely of works by contemporary New Brunswick artists. Today, this important public collection enables us to better understand our past through the critical eye and creativity of several generations of visual artists.

The support of the Government of New Brunswick for this anniversary exhibition shows its appreciation for the contribution of artists to the development of their respective communities, as well as to the cultural and social life of our province. The exhibition Psi kekw k ti mewi • Tout va bien aller • Everything is gonna be fine • Wela’sitew na offers a portrait of this collective contribution to our society of yesterday and today, as well as a new look that gets us thinking about the impact the decisions we make today will have on the quality of life of tomorrow.

As Premier, I am honoured to have the privilege to commemorate this significant anniversary of the New Brunswick Art Bank. I invite all New Brunswickers to allow themselves be captivated by this impressive exhibition.

I thank all those who worked directly or indirectly on this celebration, as well as all our visual artists whose works have nourished the New Brunswick Art Bank over the past fifty years.

Happy 50th anniversary!

BLAINE M. HIGGS

Premier

Frequently Ask Questions

collectionArtNB currently has approximately 960 pieces of artwork in our collection. These have been acquired throughout the past 50 years.

Application forms no longer require a written signature. However, in lieu of this, applicants must check the box at the end of the application form to acknowledge that the information provided in the application is accurate and complete.

If your project is no longer taking place, it’s critical that you contact the program officer as soon as possible to notify us. Depending on the situation, we can advise you of next steps. To proceed with withdrawing the project, you will need to send a cheque for the grant amount made payable to “Minister of Finance” no later than March 1. Indicate on the cheque memo or attach a letter for what program the amount is for and mail to:

Arts and Cultural Industries Branch

Dept. of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Attention: Janey Johnston

Marysville Place (4th floor)

P. O. Box 6000 Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1


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