Minister Shelly Glover announces funding for arts organizations in Manitoba

WINNIPEG, Dec. 18, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for nine Winnipeg-based arts organizations.

Several festivals are receiving support, including KidsFest, the Winnipeg Folk Festival and the Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival. Funding will also support activities such as community concerts and youth workshops presented by the West End Cultural Centre and programming at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain. More than 540,000 people are expected to attend and benefit from the artistic and cultural programming offered by the nine organizations over the next two years.

"Thanks to today's investment, Manitobans and visitors of all ages will have access to a wide range of great cultural experiences in and around the city," said Minister Glover. "Our Government is pleased to support these organizations, because we recognize that the arts strengthen our communities and contribute to the cultural and economic vitality of our city and our province."

"As a not-for-profit organization, the Winnipeg Folk Festival greatly values its ongoing partnership with the Government of Canada," said Lynne Skromeda, Executive Director of the Winnipeg Folk Festival. "Music is such a positive and powerful force in our community. This funding allows us to continue to bring music to the lives of so many people in Winnipeg through our summer festival and year-round programs. We are incredibly grateful for this support."

The Government of Canada is providing funding of $1,064,600 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

For more details on the funding, please see the attached backgrounder.

BACKGROUNDER

Canada Arts Presentation Fund
This fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.
Winnipeg Centre culturel franco-manitobain Programming $34,000
($17,000 for 2014-2015
and
$17,000 for 2015-2016)
Winnipeg Jazz Winnipeg TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival / Jazz Winnipeg Concert Season / Jazz Winnipeg Youth Outreach Program $150,000
($75,000 for 2014-2015 and
$75,000 for 2015-2016)
Winnipeg Manitoba Arts Network Presenter Support Organization, all regions of the province of Manitoba $115,000
($50,000 for 2014-2015 and
$65,000 for 2015-2016)
Winnipeg Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre 2014 and 2015 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festivals $132,600
($66,300 for 2014-2015 and
$66,300 for 2015-2016)
Winnipeg Sarasvàti Dramatic Theatre Productions and Repertory FemFest 2014: She's Got The Power and FemFest 2015: Hear Her Roar $27,000
($13,500 for 2014-2015 and
$13,500 for 2015-2016)
Winnipeg The West End Cultural Centre Building Bridges: Culture and Community $130,000
($65,000 for 2014-2015 and
$65,000 for 2015-2016)
Winnipeg Winnipeg Centennial Folk Festival Winnipeg Folk Festival $270,000
($135,000 for 2014-2015
and
$135,000 for 2015-2016)
Winnipeg Winnipeg International Children's Festival Winnipeg International Children's Festival / Circus and Magic Partnership
(C.A.M.P) / Festival of Fools
$100,000
(2014-2015)
Winnipeg Winnipeg International Writers Festival Thin Air 2014 and 2015 $106, 000
($53,000 for 2014-2015 and
$53,000 for 2015-2016)
TOTAL: $1,064,600

 

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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