NSCADU, AGNS face potential win-win in addressing budget issues

October 22, 2015

In the interest of addressing budgetary constraints and opening up new avenues for collaboration, NSCAD University and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) should consider sharing both programming and physical space, writes former Cape Breton University President H John Harker. He adds that while both institutions face potential budget and space constraints, it is still important for NS to support its arts community. That is why Harker argues that having the institutions move into shared space could potentially make for a win-win situation by addressing budgetary issues while opening up exciting new possibilities for collaboration. Harker admits that some of these collaborations might be more difficult to implement than speak about, but he offers some preliminary thoughts on the possibility of a shared auditorium and food services between the institutions. He also finds benefit in providing AGNS with a stable audience of young and creative students from NSCADU. Chronicle Herald