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Breathing Northwinds: Artist-led Sector Planning and Network Development in Northern Ontario


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