MILLBROOK - A local Mi'kmaw artist, carver, storyteller and cultural educator has been appointed to the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.
Gerald Gloade will help expand the province's creative economy with his knowledge and experience. Gloade is a program development officer with the Department of Education, member of the Tripartite Forum and program development officer with the Mi'kmawey Debert Cultural Centre.
Two other appointees to the council include Halifax's Jamie MacLellan and musician Mary Jane Lamond from Glendale, near Inverness County.
They join current members Ronald Bourgeois, Paula Davis, Chris Ball, Terrilee Bulger, Fiona Diamond, George Klass, Maria Osende, Charlie Rhindress, Scott Simpson, Susan Tooke, and department staff representatives Marcel McKeough and Peggy Tibbo-Cameron.
In consultation with the arts and culture sector, the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council provides advice and recommendations to guide the department about strategy, policy and ongoing investment in Nova Scotia's artists, cultural industries and cultural activities.
For more information on the partnership council, visit www.nsacpc.com