The province is investing $230,000 to help the Black Cultural Centre upgrade and repair its facility.
Tony Ince, Minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage announced the funding today, March 24, at the Black Cultural Centre in Cherry Brook.
“The Black Cultural Centre plays a key role in celebrating and preserving black culture in our province,” said Mr. Ince. “This investment will allow the Centre to continue their valuable work as a cultural hub and museum for African Nova Scotians and help keep our communities strong and vibrant.”
Funding will be used to pay for upgrades to the Centre’s heating and energy system, as well as other major facility repairs.
Opened in 1983, the Black Cultural Centre Centre houses a museum and hosts cultural and educational events such as concerts, plays, workshops and lectures. Centre staff also engage with communities to host events across the province.
“Today marks a significant milestone for the African Nova Scotian community in ensuring that our culture and history is preserved for future generations,” said Russell Grosse, executive director, Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia. “We are grateful to the Government of Nova Scotia for the support in modernizing this important facility.”
Investment in community and cultural organizations and advancing cultural diversity are vital parts of the province’s recently unveiled culture strategy, Nova Scotia’s Culture Action Plan. The full plan is online at novascotia.ca/culture.
To learn more about the Black Cultural Centre and its programs, visit www.bccns.com.