Harper Government Invests in Culture in New Brunswick

FREDERICTON, Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/ - New support for arts, culture, and official-language organizations will help create jobs and growth throughout New Brunswick, thanks to investments by the Government of Canada. Support for 103 projects was announced today by the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, and Member of Parliament (Fredericton), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding supports a wide range of organizations and projects across the province, including many local festivals and cultural organizations. Organizations receiving support today include Symphony New Brunswick, the Atlantic Presenters Association, the New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, Winterfesthiver in Fredericton, and the World Acadian Congress, which will be held in northwestern New Brunswick in 2014.

"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in important local projects like those announced today," said Minister Moore. "By supporting these activities in New Brunswick, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy, boost tourism, and support our arts, culture, heritage, and official languages."

"Investing in culture is central to the economic health of communities across Canada," said Minister Ashfield. "Thanks to this investment, organizations in New Brunswick can continue to offer great performances and cultural experiences that will attract visitors to our province."

The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $4,677,831 through the following programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Official Languages Support Programs, the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, the Support for Organizations component of the Canada Book Fund, the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund, the Endowment Incentives and Strategic Initiatives components of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, and the Youth Take Charge program. For more information about the projects, see the attached backgrounder.

BACKGROUNDER

Today's announcement includes the following projects:

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage: 2011-2012

The Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

  • Asian Heritage Month Committee, Fredericton: 2011 Asian Heritage Month Celebrations, $3,500 (first-time recipient)
  • Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick, Saint John Chapter: 2011 Asian Heritage Month in Saint John, $5,400
  • Greater Moncton Asian Heritage Society / Association de l'héritage asiatique du Grand Moncton: 2011 Greater Moncton Asian Heritage Festival, $4,400
  • Festival de jazz et blues d'Edmundston: Festival de Jazz et Blues d'Edmundston 2011, $5,300
  • Moncton Chapter, New Brunswick Scottish-Cultural Association: 2011 Moncton Highland Games and Scottish Festival, $5,500
  • Rock 'N Roll Festival Miramichi, NB: Rock 'N Roll Festival 2011, $7,100
  • Grand Falls Potato Festival: 51st Festival Régional de la Patate, $16,900
  • Société culturelle Sud-Acadie: Festival au Cœur de l'Acadie - Célébrons nos quais, $7,100
  • Papineau First Nation: 2011 Papineau First Nation Pow-wow, $8,800
  • Gathering of the Scots: Gathering of the Scots Festival, $11,700
  • Struts Gallery: Ok. Quoi?! Arts Festival, $4,600
  • Miramichi Folksong Festival: 54th Miramichi Folksong Festival, $5,700
  • Irish Festival: 28th Miramichi Irish Festival, $10,000
  • Conseil communautaire Beausoleil: Fêtons l'Acadie 2011, $3,500
  • Hartland Potato Festival Committee: 2011 Hartland Potato Festival, $3,400
  • Notable Acts: NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival 2011, $6,200
  • Saltyjam Festival: Saltyjam 2011, $7,500
  • Comité de la Foire agricole de Saint-André: Foire agricole de Saint-André 2011, $3,000
  • St. Stephen Chocolate Fest: Chocolate Fest 2011, $4,700
  • River Valley Arts Alliance: 2011 Dooryard Arts Festival, $10,700
  • Saint John Multicultural & Newcomers Resource Centre: CultureFest, $12,900
  • St. George Tourism & Town Pride Committee: Granite Town Festival 2011, $3,700
  • Multicultural Association of Greater Moncton Area: 2011 Multicultural Festival Multiculturel, $20,800
  • Tantramar Heritage Trust: Tuesdays in July at the Campbell Carriage Factory Festival, $3,100
  • Cape Jourimain Nature Centre: EcoArts Festival 2011, $2,800
  • Foire Brayonne: La Foire Brayonne 2011, $21,600
  • Bathurst Festival Commission / Comité du Festival de Bathurst: Bathurst Hospitality Days / Journées Hospitalité de Bathurst, $10,300
  • Saint John Theatre Company: Theatre on the Edge Festival 2011, $5,800
  • Friends of the Head Harbour Lightstation: Head Harbour Lighthouse Days Festival, $3,300
  • Eel Ground First Nation Pow-wow Committee: Eel Ground First Nation 14th Annual Pow-wow, $8,600
  • Queens County Heritage: Life at the Lakes 2011, $3,300
  • Festival Western de Saint-Quentin: 27th Festival Western de Saint-Quentin, $31,722
  • Campbellton Bluegrass Campout Committee: 2011 Campbellton Bluegrass Campout, $7,700
  • International du cerf-volant à Dieppe / Dieppe Kite International: L'International du cerf-volant à Dieppe 2011, $9,900
  • Association sportive de Le Goulet: Festival des châteaux de sable de Le Goulet, $2,600
  • Falls Brook Centre: Falls Brook Centre Free School,: $2,500
  • Festival de la tourbe: 39th Festival provincial de la tourbe, $4,800
  • Festival Bon Ami Get Together: Bon Ami Festival 2011, $5,900
  • Richibucto Scallop Festival de pétoncles: Festival de pétoncles de Richibucto Scallop Festival, $3,200
  • Larlee Creek Hullabaloo: Larlee Creek Hullabaloo 2011, $6,700
  • SappyFest: SappyFest, $7,100
  • Rendez-vous des artistes: Rendez-Vous des Artistes 2011, $13,600
  • Experience Doaktown: 2011 Salmon and Fiddlehead Festival, $7,600 (first-time recipient)
  • Festival des pêches et de l'aquaculture du NB Shippagan: 50th Festival des pêches et de l'aquaculture du Nouveau-Brunswick, $5,500
  • Comité du Festival du tourisme: Festival du Tourisme de Lac Baker, $4,100 (first-time recipient)
  • Corporation de développement économique de Bouctouche: Écofestival Bouctouche, $4,700
  • Festival d'automne de Campbellton Harvest Festival Committee: Campbellton Harvest Festival d'automne de Campbellton, $3,300
  • Comité du festival de la tradition de Bertrand: Festival de la tradition de Bertrand, $3,700
  • Comité de développement économique de Rivière-Verte: Festival des Chasseurs de Rivière-Verte, $1,800
  • Wolastokiwik Negoot-Kook Gathering / Pow Wow Committee: Wolastokiwik Negoot-Kook Gathering/Pow Wow, $6,100
  • Festi-Neige de Campbellton Sno-Fest Committee: Festi-Neige Campbellton Sno-Fest 2011-2012, $12,500
  • Carnaval d'Amitié d'hiver de Dieppe: Carnaval d'amitié de Dieppe 2011-2012, $3,000
  • Festival arménien de Moncton Armenian Festival: 4e Festival arménien de Moncton / 4th Moncton Armenian Festival 2011-2012, $8,800
  • Winterfest NB / Festhiver NB: Winterfesthiver 2011-2012, $15,000
  • Société culturelle de la Vallée de Memramcook: Festival Parlures d'icitte 2011-2012, $2,100

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Total: $405,122

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

The Canada Arts Presentation 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.

  • 2011-2013 - Le Centre d'action artistique: Festival de musique ancienne, $32,000 ($16,000 per year 2011-2012 and 2012-2013)
  • 2011-2012 - Festival acadien de Caraquet: 49th Festival acadien de Caraquet, $91,766
  • 2011-2012 - Festival international de musique baroque: 38th Festival international de musique baroque - Splendeurs baroques, $34,000
  • 2011-2012 - Imperial Theatre: Imperial Theatre Presentation and Outreach, $55,000
  • 2011-2012 - Production de l'Étoile: Festival 2011 et Saison 2011-2012, $52,280
  • 2011-2013 - Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scène (RADARTS): Programming, $230,000 ($115,000 per year 2011-2012 and 2012-2013)
  • 2011-2012 - La Société culturelle des Hauts-Plateaux: Programming, $4,687
  • 2011-2012 - Atlantic Presenters Association: APA 2011/2012 Member Services/Activities, $60,000
  • 2011-2012 - Atlantic Presenters Association: Atlantic Moves, $80,000 ($40,000 per year 2011-2012 and 2012-2013)
  • 2011-2012 - Carleton-Victoria Arts Council: 2011-2012 Carleton Victoria Arts Performance Series, $5,000
  • 2011-2012 - Productions Dansencorps: Atlantic Dance FESTIVAL danse altantique, $20,000
  • 2011-2013 - Musical Ventures: New Brunswick Summer Music Festival, $32,000 ($16,000 per year 2011-2012 and 2012-2013)
  • 2011-2012 - Festival de musique de chambre de la Baie des Chaleurs: 15th Festival international de musique de chambre de la Baie des Chaleurs, $26,500

Canada Arts Presentation Fund Total: $723,233

Official Languages: Development of Official-Language Communities Program

The Development of Official-Language Communities Program aims to foster the development of Canada's minority Anglophone and Francophone communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.

  • 2011-2014 - Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.l.es du Nouveau-Brunswick: Program - Supporting action, $240,000 ($80,000 per year 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014)
  • 2011-2012 - Association acadienne et francophone des aînées et aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick: Program - Supporting action, $40,000
  • 2011-2012 - Association acadienne et francophone des aînées et aînés du Nouveau-Brunswick: Gouvernance vers une Société des Jeux des aînés de l'Acadie, $22 000
  • 2011-2012 - Association des radios communautaires du Nouveau-Brunswick: Soutien Program - Supporting action, $50,000
  • 2011-2014 - Association francophone des municipalités du Nouveau-Brunswick: Program - Supporting action, $240,000 ($80,000 per year 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014)
  • 2011-2013 - Coopérative Théâtre l'Escaouette: Program - Supporting action, $100,000 ($50,000 per year 2011-2012 and 2012-2013)
  • 2011-2014 - Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick: Program - Supporting action, $465,000 ($155,000 per year 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014)
  • 2011-2012 - Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick: KboomTélé, $35,000
  • 2011-2014 - Société Nationale de l'Acadie: Program - Supporting action, $504,000 ($168,000 per year 2011-2012, 2012-2013 and 2013-2014)
  • 2011-2012 - Société Nationale de l'Acadie: Festival jeunesse de l'Acadie 2011, $55,000
  • 2011-2012 - Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick: T'es qui toi$, $35,000
  • 2011-2012 - Comité organisateur du Congrès mondial acadien 2014: Opérationnalisation et mise en route du Congrès mondial acadien 2014, $100,000
  • 2011-2012 - Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick: Program - Supporting action, $28,000
  • 2011-2012 - Conseil économique du Nouveau-Brunswick: Rencontres économiques stratégiques, $15,000
  • 2011-2012 - Radio Beauséjour: Relocalisation et modernisation des équipements de CJSE, $134,500

Development of Official-Language Communities Program Total: $2,063,500

Official Languages: Enhancement of Official Languages Program

The Enhancement of Official Languages Program is designed to foster among Canadians a greater understanding and appreciation of the benefits of linguistic duality.

  • 2011-2012 - Canadian Parents for French (New Brunswick): Program funding, $147,065
  • 2011-2012 - Conseil communautaire Beausoleil: Avantage Miramichi Advantage, $40,000
  • 2011-2012 - Dialogue New Brunswick / Dialogue Nouveau-Brunswick: Échanges virtuels My Friend-Mon ami(e), $13,800

Enhancement of Official Languages Program Total: $200,865

Official Languages: Cultural Development Fund

The objectives of the Cultural Development Fund include supporting and strengthening the cultural and artistic activities of official-language minority communities to enhance their vitality, and giving Canadians access to the richness of the culture, arts, and heritage of these communities.

  • 2011-2012 - Conseil provincial des sociétés culturelles: Petite enfance, grand public, $35,000
  • 2011-2013 - Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.l.es du Nouveau-Brunswick: La communauté de Baie-Sainte-Anne en Acadie, un leader en construction identitaire par l'intégration des arts, de la culture et du patrimoine, $80,000 ($40,000 per year 2011-2012 and 2012-2013)

Cultural Development Fund Total: $115,000

Canada Book Fund: Support for Organizations Component

The Canada Book Fund aims to ensure access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad. The program seeks to achieve this objective by fostering a viable Canadian book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.

  • 2011-2013 - Salon du livre d'Edmundston: Salon du livre d'Edmundston, $20,450 ($10,450 for 2011-2012 and $10,000 for 2012-2013)

Canada Book Fund: Support for Organizations Total: $20,450

Canada Periodical Fund: Aid to Publishers Component

The Canada Periodical Fund provides financial assistance to Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals to enable them to overcome market disadvantages and continue to provide Canadian readers with the content they choose to read.

  • Cathy Gallivan: Sheep Canada, $12,339
  • Rural Edition: Rural Edition, $4,028
  • Brunswick News: Kings County Record, $47,625
  • Brunswick News: Le Madawaska, $44,817
  • Atlantic Co-operative Publishers: The Atlantic Co-operator/Le Coopérateur, $19,108
  • Brunswick News: The Northern Light, $49,339
  • Brunswick News: The Tribune, $40,019
  • Brunswick News: The Victoria Star, $21,856
  • New Freeman: The New Freeman, $34,323
  • United Baptist Woman's Missionary Union of the Atlantic Provinces: Tidings Magazine, $21,641
  • 044089 NB: Moniteur Acadien, $31,870

Canada Periodical Fund: Aid to Publishers Total: $326,965

Canada Cultural Investment Fund: Strategic Initiatives Component

The Strategic Initiatives component provides funding for initiatives supported by multiple partners and impacting multiple organizations. Supported projects help arts and heritage organizations build and diversify their revenue streams, and strengthen their management capacities and business competencies.

  • 2010-2011 - Conseil provincial des sociétés culturelles: Implantation d'une billetterie provinciale, $141,500

Canada Cultural Investment Fund: Strategic Initiatives Total: $141,500

Cultural Canada Investment Fund: Endowment Incentives Component

Through this component, the Government of Canada is encouraging arts organizations to build new revenue streams. Canadians are encouraged to support the arts by providing donations to an arts organization's endowment fund. The government provides a funding incentive for these donations.

  • 2010-2011 - Fondation communautaire de la Péninsule Acadienne: Production de l'étoile, $95,996
  • 2010-2011 - Symphony NB Foundation: Symphony NB, $85,200

Cultural Canada Investment Fund: Endowment Incentives Total: $181,196

Youth Take Charge Program

The Youth Take Charge program provides opportunities for young Canadians to become involved in a range of activities designed to strengthen their sense of Canadian identity, their engagement in communities, and their attachment to Canada.

  • 2011-2013 - Collectivité ingénieuse de la Péninsule acadienne: Voici le Canada! Here is Canada!, $500,000

Youth Take Charge Total: $500,000

TOTAL: $4,677,831

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

For further information:

(media only), please contact:

Sébastien Gariépy
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788
          Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
media@pch.gc.ca

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)


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