The purpose of Sculpture Nova Scotia is simple: to connect citizens with the creative process, and by doing so, engage citizens in the benefits of public art.
A symposium format is ideally suitable, because its values are based on openness and conviviality. In the end, success looks like this: people of all ages experiencing art in a joyful, hands-on way!
Sculpture Nova Scotia will achieve its goal in the following ways, in close partnership with its supporters and volunteers:
- Hosting a biennial waterfront sculpture symposium and arts festival that is free to the public
- Matching experienced stone sculptures with emerging artists for mentorship and skills transfer
- Fostering public awareness of the sculpture arts through workshops and experiential learning
- Building a collection of permanent, outdoor public art
- Enabling organizations to sponsor public art
- Connecting to The International Sculpture Trail, which begins in Maine and currently runs as far north as Sussex, N.B.