Lamond among three appointed to Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council

Musician Mary Jane Lamond is one of three new members appointed to the Creative Nova Scotia Leadership Council.

The arts and culture body provides advice and recommendations to guide the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage about strategy, policy and ongoing investment in the province’s artists, cultural industries and cultural activities.

Gerald Gloade, a Mi’kmaw artist from Millbrook, and Jamie MacLellan, a visual artist out of Halifax, were also appointed by Culture and Heritage Minister Leonard Preyra on Friday.

“This council provides a foundation for growth for the province’s creative economy. It will clearly benefit from the addition of these new members who bring with them a wide range of experience and enthusiasm,” he said in a release.

Lamond, of Glendale, Inverness Co., is also an interpreter of Gaelic songs. She is the former co-chair of the Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia and received the 2010 Portia White Prize.

The trio joins current members Ronald Bourgeois, Paula Davis, Chris Ball, Terrilee Bulger, Fiona Diamond, George Klass, Maria Osende, Charlie Rhindress, Scott Simpson, Susan Tooke, and department staff representatives Marcel McKeough and Peggy Tibbo-Cameron.

Outgoing members are Linda Ross, Devon Strang and Jim Morrow.

Council members represent a cross-section of geographic and cultural diversity in Nova Scotia, as well as a broad range of experience in the arts and culture sector.

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The Cape Breton Post