The Northwest Territories Arts Strategy, "A Holistic Approach to a Vibrant Arts Sector," was released on November 1, 2004 by Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) Minister Charles Dent and Resources, Wildlife and Economic Development (RWED) Minister Brendan Bell.
The Strategy addresses the effectiveness of current programs supporting the arts and identifies an action plan to provide for emerging needs. This Strategy will move us towards achieving our vision,
“To secure the stability of a vibrant Arts sector that is integral to the economic, social, and cultural fabric of the NWT, and contributes positively to the quality of life within the NWT.”
This strategy represents the Government of the Northwest Territories' recognition of the important role that arts and fine crafts plays in both our society and our economy, and demonstrates our commitment to take action to address identified issues and opportunities in this sector.