Our Organization

Antigonish Culture Alive is an organization dedicated to enhanced and sustained artistic and cultural life in the Antigonish  area. We aim to increase the public’s engagement with local arts and culture events, and promote Antigonish as a major cultural hub within the province of Nova Scotia. ACA is a non-profit organization.

Purposes

  • To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by hosting performance events and public art exhibitions, and providing forums for qualified artists to exhibit, present, or perform their artistic works through participation in such events in the Antigonish area.
  • To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by promoting public awareness of art events in the Antigonish area, and providing information, support, and advice to local arts groups and (emerging) artists wishing to participate or host arts events, exhibitions, and programs in Antigonish.

COVID-19 PREVENTION PLAN

As most of you know, the ACA Arts Coordinator is the lone employee for Antigonish Culture Alive and as of late, I perform all of my duties from home. Moving forward, this is the plan for my workplace for ACA:

COVID-19 PREVENTION PLAN CHECKLIST
 
Create a workplace COVID-19 team:  ACA Arts Coordinator
Assess workflow to restrict number of people/interactions: Presently, all interactions remain online and via telephone. Once I am required to be present at a location, there will be a maximum of 10 people, less if an enclosed space is not sufficient for 2 metre distancing.
Address social distancing requirements: No action required at the moment, as I am only conducting online interactions. Once I am required to be present at a location, I will remain at 2 metres distance from colleagues/partners.
 
Cleaning and hygiene protocols: No action required at the moment, as I am only conducting online interactions. Once I am required to be present at a location, I will wear a face mask, wash my hands before and after meetings, and I will carry disinfectant to clean any chairs, tables, etc. that I have touched.
Equipment usage: No action required at the moment, as I am only conducting online interactions. Once I am required to be present at a location, I will wear a facemask, wash my hands before and after handling equipment, and I will carry disinfectant to clean any chairs, tables, etc. that I have touched.
Preparing and training staff: No action required at the moment as I am the lone employee. However, if this changes, I will refer them to the attached document below and Dr. Strang’s Q&A document above, and then we would discuss action plans together. 
Preparing for customers and clients: No action required at the moment, as I am only conducting online interactions. However, if this changes, I will inform them of how we are to conduct our interactions as per the document below and any updates to follow.
Overall external communication plan: This ACA Workplace Prevention Plan is noted and will be updated as the Province of Nova Scotia updates their plan. It will be posted in our newsletters and on our website and social media.

Be safe and all the best,
Antigonish Culture Alive