This research engaged artists in cross-sectoral partnerships to develop the cultural sector at the local and regional level. It increased awareness, participation, education and employment opportunities through the creation of a database of artists, identification of cultural resources, artist-led strategic plans and the fostering of a regional artist network. Participants in the Breathing Northwinds project increased understanding of the dual role the arts play in both creating healthy, resilient communities and in building place-based economies.
Jude Ortiz, Sean Meades and Dr. Gayle Broad
2007 – 2010