Meeting Focuses On Blyth Arts And Culture

The Blyth Arts and Culture initiative 14/19 is hosting a creative forum tonight at the former Blyth Public School.

Project Director Peter Smith explains they’re goal is to establish a Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity in Blyth.

They are bringing together experts in fashion arts, design technology, cinematography, tech alliance, documentary film-making and photography. With input from the public at tonight’s meeting, they’ll set up courses in each of those disciplines for people who have expressed an interest in them.

Smith adds this is a first step in creating a Canadian Centre for Rural Creativity and other will disciplines will be added as demand dictates.

“Ultimately it’s getting courses and programs set up for 2015 where people can learn more about these particular art forms, but also push forward in such a project, where perhaps down the road this may become something that they do with their lives,” he says.

The meeting starts at seven tonight at the former Blyth Public School.