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Innovation at the Edge

Updated: Jul 16, 2021

Recently published: a report on arts and heritage in Twillingate, called Innovation at the Edge, towards a digital strategy for rural arts and heritage in Canada.

This project looks at how innovation and digital approaches might preserve Twillingate’s unique sense of place as it continues to preserve and grow its arts and heritage in a digital world.

Arts and heritage preserve the uniqueness of small places in a world where that is becoming increasingly homogenous. There is a growing thirst for places that inspire creativity and feed the soul. This is where we believe art and heritage in unique rural places have to power to reignite economies and enrich the lives of those who live in, and visit these communities. To do this effectively, arts and heritage will need to understand how to make close friends with digital technology.

This report explores these topics in the context of Twillingate. It also hopes this contributes to the conversation in other rural communities who strive to keep their places special while navigating a digital economy.

We thank the Canada Council for the Arts’ Digital Strategy Fund for its support of this project.

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