Arts at the Centre: Four Decades of Community Artistry

40th Anniversary of The Annapolis Region Community Arts Council

“The arts are at the centre of life in this community and that, I think, is due to what the Annapolis Region Community Arts Council has done since 1982.”

-Ted Lind, current board member

Key figures from ARCAC’s founding through to present day share memories of how, together, they have witnessed the inception, triumphs and challenges of creating a cultural community. The gathering of artistic energies mirror the simultaneous revival of the town.

“You know, our motto was: When it stops being fun, we’re not going to do it any more. And that worked!”

-Susan Tileston, executive director 1987-2000

Arts at the Centre: Four Decades of Community Artistry (12 minutes)

Video Production and Editing: Andrew Tolson
Audio Production and Music: Dillon Tonkin
Titles Designer: Peter Mansour

Featuring interviews with Ted Lind, Wayne Boucher, Sharon Hawboldt, Susan Tileston, and Brad Hall.

With:
Bonnie Baker, Phillip Bailey, Kai Choufour, Brandt Eisner, Ken Flett, Lorne Julien, Leah McInnis, David Peters, Becky Thompson, Susan Tooke, Z’otz* Collective

Archival Photos:
Nat Tileston, Susan Tileston, Wayne Boucher, Annapolis Heritage Society, ARCAC

Founding Members:
Christine Ross Hopper, Wayne Boucher, Geoff Butler, Charles A Couper, Nyna Cropas, Gene Samson, Sharon Hawboldt