Nova Scotia's first Culture Action Plan: Creativity and Community (CAP) was launched in February 2017. CAP is a comprehensive strategy that focuses on celebrating, sharing and growing our culture, our creative sector and our diverse communities. Since its implementation, CAP has served as a road map for government decisions related to culture and creativity and diversity. It is built on a collaborative approach with both other government departments and stakeholders.
CAP has added to the well-being and prosperity of Nova Scotia's diverse and creative communities through the promotion, development, preservation and celebration of the province's culture, heritage, recreation, identity and languages.
CAP focuses on six themes: Promote Mi'kmaw Culture; Promote Creativity and Innovation; Strengthen Education, Partnerships, and Understanding; Advance Cultural Diversity; Excellence in Cultural Stewardship; Drive Awareness and Economic Growth of the Culture Sector.
Significant progress has been made in implementing over 60 actions identified in the plan, and new synergies continue to emerge. Work continues to strengthen our cultural offices, collaborate, consult and engage with stakeholders and lead with transformative actions through CAP.
It has provided a different view beyond traditional definitions of culture. Through its actions, we continue to find opportunities to align and collaborate to move forward and make meaningful impact for Nova Scotians across the province.
CAP has highlighted culture's ability to address complex social issues and that communities can use culture to discover solutions to their unique challenges. The CAP journey has led to new and unexpected pathways to becoming more culturally inclusive, honouring our diverse population and the Mi'kmaq. All of this helps to build strong and vibrant communities in the Province.
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Seventeen departments, offices and agencies of the Province of Nova Scotia
The Mi’kmaq, diverse ethnic and other Nova Scotian communities, culture sector businesses and organizations and individuals
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
The Culture Action Plan guides the work of the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage under six key themes: Promote Mi'kmaw Culture; Promote Creativity and Innovation; Strengthen Education, Partnerships, and Understanding; Advance Cultural Diversity; Excellence in Cultural Stewardship; Drive Awareness and Economic Growth of the Culture Sector.