Program for arts in Tatamagouche attracting international interest

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TATAMAGOUCHE - A new program at Tatamagouche Centre is attracting interest and participants from around the world. 

The Arrivals Personal Legacy Project is designed to engage artists in a dynamic creative process through the exploration of one’s personal ancestry.

According to a press release, the workshop is for artists working at the emerging, intermediate and senior levels, for those representing diverse and indigenous cultural communities, artistic companies and organizations, and for artists with a desire to connect in new ways to their authentic historic bodies as a powerful source for artistic expression, personal creation and community empowerment.

Vancouver-based director, program founder, arts educator and practitioner, Diane Roberts will lead the program.

“The work has been instrumental to me and to many artists of diverse backgrounds, working in diverse media,” said Liliona Quarmyne, of the workshop. “The Arrivals Process has amazing power to unlock the stories that we carry in our bodies.”

The workshop has toured across Canada, Europe, West Africa, South America and the Caribbean.

“We hope that artists from Nova Scotia and the Maritimes will take advantage of this rare opportunity to explore their personal cultural history through their art,” said the centre program director, Ishbel Munro.

Some participants are already registered, including from Denmark and the United States.

The Arrivals Personal Legacy Project Workshop will be held March 13-16 at the Tatamagouche Centre.

Pre-registration is required at least three weeks in advance. Bursaries may be available thanks to support from Greenshield Canada.

For more information visit Tatamagouche Centre’s website at

Organizations: Tatamagouche Centre

Geographic location: Tatamagouche, Canada, Europe West Africa South America Caribbean Nova Scotia Denmark United States

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