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Arts, culture and heritage are important to Amherst’s economy and quality of life. Effective leadership, strong policy, and inviting events and opportunities, celebrate and protect the unique character of the Town; attract residents and tourists; and promote Amherst as the gateway to Nova Scotia’s culture and heritage. Our Arts, Culture & Heritage Strategy outlines several outcomes that we work toward in partnership with community organizations:

  • A vibrant and diversified economy.
  • An interesting and active downtown.
  • An increase in visitors and tourists to Amherst.
  • A town attractive to new residents and exciting for all residents.
  • A business sector connected to and supportive of arts, culture and heritage.
  • Many volunteers engaged in the delivery of arts, culture and heritage.
  • Opportunities for personal growth and development.
  • Wide appreciation of the contribution arts, cultural and heritage makes to the wellbeing of the Town.
  • Development of authentically “Amherst” arts, culture and heritage.
  • Preservation and celebration of Amherst’s built and cultural heritage.