Cultural initiative between New Brunswick and Louisiana

Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs
Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Inventory of existing links: Twinning, cross-border works and initiatives, mention in heritage places, etc.

Improvement of information exchange: creation and maintenance of a cultural network between the two territories, multi-year meetings, etc.

Facilitation of cross-border activities: improvement of the cross-border process, linking of similar organizations in the two territories, etc.

Strengthening of partnerships: identification of possible partnership opportunities, development of cultural and artistic residences and markets, etc.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

This cultural initiative is newly created (set up in August 2019). Three projects were funded (participation in a film festival, talks for an exchange of artists between two music festivals, travel of a representative of a multicultural center on the occasion of the Acadian and Creole Festival of Lafayette), and several projects are being developed following discussions initiated during the presentation meetings (organization of an authors' exchange, exhibition of an Acadian artist in Baton Rouge).

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

To be determined according to the budget allocated for 2020/2021.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Ministry of Intergovernmental Affairs
Public Sector
Council for the Development of French in Louisiana
Public Sector
Ministry of Tourism, Heritage and Culture
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The first assessment is scheduled to take place in 2024.