To examine any manner of simplifying and streamlining border-crossing processes for artists, performers, cultural institutions and creative businesses; Explore the potential of enhancing the exchange of cultural information; Explore the potential for collaborative cross-border cultural projects; Identify possible new and/or expanded cross-border business and/or cultural tourism opportunities; Explore the differences and similarities between approaches to the creative economy and creative communities in Maine and New Brunswick to assess how successes may be mirrored.
Many cross-border projects have helped to create opportunities for artists to exhibit in both countries, for musicians and other creators to move more simply across the border and for policies of mutual interest and importance to be shared and communicated about.
|Name of partner||Type of entity|
Government of New Brunswick (Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture)
State of Maine (Maine Arts Commission)
Other supporting agencies/spaces
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Both jurisdictions continue to see value in the MOU so the relationship continues to be nurtured through monthly conference calls, and yearly in-person meetings and conference opportunities for Task force members.