Spur Nova Scotia 2.0
Start date: 9 January, 2017
End date: 29 December, 2017
With the Spur Halifax festival as an incubator, Spur Nova Scotia 2.0 explores and celebrates the richness of Canadian identity: Spur Nova Scotia 2.0 will use the 2017 Spur Halifax festival as a basis to engage local community members in an exploration of how they identify as Canadian – to explore the path we’ve travelled
and our shared vision for a best future. Through panel discussions, round table conversations, art activations and blog essays, experts, artists, emerging scholars and citizens will engage in a
respectful conversation about how we identify as Canadian.
The community will be engaged to participate by sharing their reflection of Canadian identity/what it means to them to be Canadian at each festival event (over 12 in total). Local Halifax
artists (of multiple art forms) and local Halifax scholars will be commissioned to take these identifications and create an artistic or essay-based reflection of these identifications. These will
then be curated for an online blog and online gallery and leave will leave behind a legacy that citizens can engage with long after the project ends.
Nature of the Project Reach
Marketing, outreach and participation will be within Halifax, with the final works of art and essays hosted online. This will extend the reach across the province and the country, and will be supported by additional marketing and social media support.
This project focuses on identity, related to this city, province and country, at a time when it will be on the minds of many with the sesquicentennial anniversary. The art and essays and blog posts will reach audiences across the country (from urban to rural areas) in multiple ways: through words, art, video and reflection, and create a springboard for further conversation, and a legacy for years to come.
We are always seeking marketing and cross-promotion/outreach partners, as well as volunteers.