Investing in Nova Scotia's Arts and Culture
Government of Canada provides funding for arts and culture organizations in Halifax
HALIFAX, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada has provided $274,000 in total funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to enable a variety of arts and culture organizations to hold cultural events in Halifax in 2014 and 2015.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament (Central Nova) Peter MacKay today announced funding for six arts organizations on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover. Recipient organizations will provide audiences in Nova Scotia with opportunities to enjoy music, dance, theatre, comedy and circus performances.
Funding is for the following projects to take place in 2014-15:
Halifax Jazz Festival, JazzLabs, JazzEast Concerts, and Creative Music
($118,500 - Jazz East Rising Association)
- Scotia Festival of Music ($61,500 - Scotia Chamber Players)
- Stages Theatre Festival ($44,500 - Eastern Front Theatre Society)
- Halifax International Busker Festival ($23,000 - Atlantic Buskers Festival Society)
- Halifax ComedyFest ($17,500 - Halifax Comedy Festival Society)
- Kinetic Studio Dance Series ($9,000 - Kinetic Studio Society)
"I am pleased that our Government is supporting projects that highlight
the thriving culture of Canadian communities. By supporting these Nova
Scotia organizations, we are delivering on our commitment to strengthen
communities through job creation in the cultural sector."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Our Government is proud to invest in initiatives that enhance Nova
Scotia's vibrant cultural scene and tourism sector. Arts and culture
stimulate the local economy and contribute to the quality of life for
residents and visitors to this province."
- Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament (Central Nova)
"The continued support of the Government of Canada to JazzEast is
integral to the success of our organization and Halifax's largest live
music festival, The Halifax Jazz Festival. Through the Canada Arts
Presentation Fund suite of programs, the Department of Canadian
Heritage provides essential support to the arts and culture sector in
- Heather Gibson, Executive Director of Jazz East Rising Association
SOURCE Canadian HeritageFor further information:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages