As a travelling exhibit, the number of people impacted will be incremental. The first stop of Imagine Antigonish at the Highland Games will impact thousands of local and international visitors. Following the Highland Games, AHA! will promote Imagine Antigonish throughout the tourist season as a travelling exhibit for the community-at-large. Individual banners will move to several locations matching a site-specific SDH (e.g., Food Security photos at the Sobeys store in the mall; Early Childhood Education and Intergenerational Learning at People’s Place library).
In the fall semester, the exhibit/virtual gallery will move to a high-traffic area at StFX. Students will be introduced to the importance of heritage in this community, in which they spend four+ years before entering the workforce. It will also be available for an integrated arts-and-health curriculum for the School of Nursing, Education, Human Kinetics, Nutrition and Consumer Studies, Development Studies, History, Anthropology, Fine Arts; and the Equity and Human Rights Office, Students’ Union, and Health and Counselling Centre. Finally, we will promote Imagine Antigonish as a travelling exhibit available to local, regional and national markets, to generate further revenue.
Drs. Dorothy Lander and John Graham-Pole, founding members of AHA!, are the project leaders. They have extensive experience as educators and researchers in arts-for-health programming and evaluation in community settings.
|July 10, 2014||Stroll the Main, Antigonish Street Fair.|
|July 12-13||Antigonish Highland Games, Colombus Field, Antigonish|
|September 26-27||Antigonight, Art After Dark. The People’s Place, Antigonish|