The Cobequid Cultural Society (CCS, originally and legally known as the Cobequid Cultural Centre of the Arts Society) was incorporated March 2nd, 2005.

The Society is a community-based, non-profit, registered charitable organization that brings the people of the northwest area of Halifax Regional Municipality and surrounding communities together in support of the arts.

With our strong base of member organizations and volunteers, CCS has introduced hundreds of community members and visitors to the work of local and visiting artists, including visual artists, actors, writers, dancers and musicians.


Our Mission

Our ongoing mission is to increase awareness of, appreciation for and participation in the arts in the Cobequid region by:

Staging events and programs;
Supporting local artists;
Partnering with other artists and performing arts groups from both in and out of the Cobequid region;
Bringing youth and the arts together;
Promoting the importance of arts and culture in healthy, viable communities.

Our long term goal remains the creation of a Cultural Centre that will greatly enhance our ability to fulfill this mission.


Our Values

CCS believes that the arts are a foundation of our communities.

We value the abundance of local and visiting artists, and we believe that by sharing their work with our communities in an open, inclusive and accessible way that we encourage appreciation for all cultures and enrich our quality of life.

We are committed to conducting our affairs with a high degree of professionalism, accountability and fiscal and environmental responsibility, while encouraging creativity, innovation and fun.

Our Board of Directors

Rae Smith – President
Patricia MacIsaac – Vice President
Jim Robson – Treasurer
Helen White – Secretary
Ryan Barkhouse – Director At Large
John Keizer – Director At Large
Russell Grosse – Director At Large
Werner Linsenmeier – Director At Large
Donalda MacIsaac – Director At Large
Mike MacDonald – Director At Large