This is part of a year-long ‘Love for Local’ series called NB365: portraits of New Brunswick entrepreneurs, businesses, and organizations. Huddle is a media partner with Love for Local. Today we feature René Légère of Centre culturel Aberdeen, in Moncton.
CENTRE CULTUREL ABERDEEN HAS ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY CENTER OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE CREATION, PRODUCTION, DIFFUSION, AND PROMOTION OF ARTISTIC AND CULTURAL ACTIVITY IN ATLANTIC CANADA.
Today, it is a key venue for creation in Acadie. Its reputation extends beyond the borders of New Brunswick, and even Canada.
Every year, more than 40,000 people come to the centre to attend the many events in its program or that of one of its 24 members.
Since its inception in 1986, Centre culturel Aberdeen has become known in New Brunswick and across the country for its work in the development and promotion of the visual, literary, media, and performing arts.
The center is particularly committed to the presentation of productions and creations from new artistic trends. It is not uncommon to hear about the Aberdeen art movement.
As a partner of a dozen community organizations, such as Rivière de la Fierté, the Inspire Festival, CAFI, Satellite Theatre, Capitol Theatre, the Frye Literary Festival, and FrancoFête en Acadie, the Aberdeen Cultural Centre is at the heart of the development of its community. Our involvement in the cultural milieu of New Brunswick’s Acadie is appreciated by all and allows us to improve the quality of life for the region’s citizens.
Although Centre culturel Aberdeen is a heritage site of primary importance for New Brunswick and Canada, its day-to-day activities are mainly aimed at maintaining a contemporary vision of New Brunswick’s Acadie. We are committed to accompanying and supporting artists who have contemporary artistic practices and who have the desire to challenge existing artistic trends.
We believe that our work is unique because we work in Acadie, where we are a minority and where we are located outside of the major creative centers such as Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver.
The Centre occupies an important place within the large family of creation and diffusion venues in the country and in the international Francophonie. We believe that our positioning gives us a specificity that would be very difficult to recreate elsewhere in the country.