Literary Arts

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Spread the loveThe literary arts in Northumberland date back to the late 1800’s when novelist and essay writer Catharine Parr Trail and poet Archibald Lampman were recording their impressions of life in this county. Up until the early 1970’s, however, many Canadians knew little or nothing of their own literature – British and American writers […]

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About Vision

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Spread the loveThe ACN Vision & Mission Our vision is to be Northumberland’s voice for the Arts Our mission: The Arts Council of Northumberland encourages creativity and raises the visibility of the artist andthe arts community through advocacy, communication and leadership. The statements of our vision and mission were derived from the creation of our three-year […]

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Information

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Spread the loveThe goal of the Information stream of the ACN is to become the leading digital source of information regarding the arts. We will use leading edge technology and contemporary approaches to communicate to our members and the public. Among the programs under way in the ACN’s Information stream: a fully functional website with […]

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Visual Arts

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Spread the loveNorthumberland County is rich in the visual arts. The county offers public galleries, artist run galleries and a wide variety of commercial galleries. Northumberland is also home to many of Canada’s professional artists and artisans. Any journey through the region can include a wide variety of exciting exhibitions. Participate in online discussions of […]

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Blog

Northumberland County is overflowing with resident musical talent

 Fortunately, these musicians have many outlets for expression…. not one, but two orchestras, a concert band, five choirs, regular musical theatre productions and a number of smaller bands. The county also hosts prominent music events such as The All-Canadian Jazz Festival and the Shelter Valley Folk Festival, and is home to the marvellous Capitol Theatre […]

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Take advantage of the Craft Groups listed here

Take advantage of the Craft Groups listed here and check out the monthly meetings and events on the calendar. Participate in online discussions of Northumberland Arts and Arts issues, and learn more about artists, performances, reviews, and general arts news at the Northumberland Arts blog.

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Crafts have been in Canada long before

Northumberland County can boast a variety of “survival” crafts such as spinning, weaving, wood carving, wood working, hand sewing, rug making, and pottery as well as recreational crafts (photography, sculpture, stained glass, quilting, garden sculpture, home décor crafts, etc.,), as well as native crafts. There are very many events held throughout the County to demonstrate […]

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Northumberland’s voice for the Arts

The Arts Council of Northumberland encourages creativity and raises the visibility of the artist andthe arts community through advocacy, communication and leadership. The statements of our vision and mission were derived from the creation of our three-year strategic plan in the summer of 2009.

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