Building Our Community
We are working together to ensure Pictou County has one of the most vibrant & well-equipped cultural facilities in rural Nova Scotia: the deCoste Centre for Arts and Creativity.
This tremendous opportunity comes from the fusion of two successful organizations: Pictou-Antigonish Regional Library, and the deCoste Performing Arts Centre.
This project will support creative and cultural initiatives, recreation and active living programs, stimulating volunteerism and community development. The local economy will see growth from increased tourism and business activity.
The whole will be greater than the sum of its parts.
Across Canada there has been a significant adoption of community hubs as a model of sustainable community development. The rationale for hubs has remained sound throughout history and is particularly applicable for rural areas. As operational funding becomes tighter it often makes sense to bring like-minded groups under one roof, generating cost efficiencies.
In Nova Scotia there are major cultural hubs in development in both Halifax and Sydney, with smaller projects in Yarmouth, Port Hawkesbury, Truro and other communities.