Changes to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Act introduced today, April 29, will improve the efficiency of gallery and board operations and government administration.
“The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia plays a critical role in how government implements its culture mandate,” said Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage. “These changes will provide greater flexibility to gallery operations and bring the legislation in line with best practices.”
The amendments make three key changes to the legislation:
–- all members of the board of governors will have three-year terms
–- the board will have the power to make the by-laws it needs to operate effectively
–- the gallery will be able to enter into contracts without Governor-in-Council approval, in line with other Crown corporations
“The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is focused on delivering exceptional exhibitions and programming that positively impact communities,” said Erik Sande, vice-chair of the board of governors. “The amendment will allow us to build on our activities, expand on successes, and to continue engaging people with art in the most meaningful ways.”