Harper Government Invests in the Sectors of Arts, Heritage, Culture and Official Languages in Greater Montréal and Surrounding Areas

MONTRÉAL, July 24, 2012 /CNW/ - New investments in the sectors of arts, culture, heritage and official languages will promote economic growth in Greater Montréal and surrounding areas. Funding for 87 projects was announced today by the Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of Industry and Minister of State (Agriculture), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding will assist a wide range of organizations and projects that share the objective of supporting official languages, heritage, and arts and culture in Canada. Among the recipients are the Festival International de Percussions, the Musée pour Enfants de Laval, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Girls Action Foundation, the Endowment Fund of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Foundation.

"This year marks the start of the five-year countdown to the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 2017," said Minister Moore. "Our Government is proud to invest in projects that contribute to our collective identity and define who we are as Canadians. On the road to 2017, let us continue to celebrate all that makes Canada the united, prosperous and free country we are today."

"Our Government recognizes the importance of supporting these organizations. By putting the spotlight on our culture, heritage and official languages, they contribute to the economic vitality of the area," added Minister Paradis. "We are pleased to contribute to the success of these renowned organizations."

"The Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund is an invaluable tool for our Foundation,"  said Mrs. Madeleine Careau, Chief Executive Officer of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. "The mission of the Foundation is to support the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal in achieving its artistic goals and to ensure the long-term viability of this Canadian treasure we are all so proud of."

The Government of Canada has provided a total of $12,867,720 under the following programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: the Development of Official-Language Communities Program, the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage program, the Museums Assistance Program, the Canada Book Fund, the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, the Canada Music Fund, Aboriginal Women's Programming, the Exchanges Canada Program, and the Youth Take Charge Program.

To learn more about the funded projects, please see the attached backgrounder.

BACKGROUNDER

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (Local Festivals and Community Anniversaries components)
This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate the history and heritage of a region.

Through this component, the program offers financial assistance to local groups for recurring festivals that present the work of local artists or artisans, or interpreters of local historic heritage. It also offers financial assistance to local groups for non-recurring events that commemorate anniversaries of 100 years or greater in increments of 25 years.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal National Congress of Italian-Canadians, Quebec Region Montréal's Italian Week $10,200 (2012-2013)
Repentigny C'Jeune Mon Festival culturel pour les familles et les ados $6,600 (2012-2013)
Montréal Cité des arts du cirque LA FALLA 2012 $8,900 (2012-2013)
Longueuil F.I.P. Le Festival international de percussions Festival international de percussions $49,000 (2012-2013)
Berthierville Berthierville en musique Tout pour la musique $6,100 (2012-2013)
Sutton Le Bocal Le Labohem Frelighsburg $4,900 (2012-2013)
Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson Farandole des arts visuels de Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson Farandole des arts visuels de Sainte-Marguerite-du-Lac-Masson $5,700 (2012-2013)
Montréal Festival Mode & Design Montréal Festival Mode et Design de Montréal $29,100 (2012-2013)
Laval Corporation Rose-Art Symposium de Ste-Rose 2012 $6,900 (2012-2013)
Bromont Société Bromont en art Bromont en art $9,400 (2012-2013)
Laval Le Musée des Enfants de Laval Ste-Rose en Bleu $19,400 (2012-2013)
Montréal Festival international de tango de Montréal Festival international de tango de Montréal $3,400 (2012-2013)
Sorel-Tracy Le Festival de la gibelotte de la région de Sorel Festival de la gibelotte de Sorel-Tracy $14,500 (2012-2013)
Saint-Côme Festival Ma Rivière en Chanson Ma Rivière en Chanson $12,200 (2012-2013)
Saint-Liguori Festival Acadien de la Nouvelle-Acadie Festival Acadien de la Nouvelle-Acadie $9,200 (2012-2013)
Saint-Césaire Festival du Triangle Noir Festival du Triangle Noir $5,900 (2012-2013)
Montréal Vues d'Afrique Ciné-spectacles Vues d'Afrique $8,100 (2012-2013)
Acton Vale Show de la Rentrée Desjardins d'Acton Vale Show de la Rentrée Desjardins d'Acton Vale $8,100 (2012-2013)
Lachute Festival de la Famille d'Argenteuil Festival de la Famille d'Argenteuil $13,000 (2012-2013)
Saint-Ours Fabrique de la paroisse d'Immaculée-Conception de Saint-Ours Saint-Ours en fête $2,700 (2012-2013)
Montréal Société du musée d'archéologie et d'histoire de Montréal Pointe-à-Callière Pointe-à-Callière's 18th-Century Public Market $18,600 (2012-2013)
Montréal Jeunesse en Action Communauté Pénuel 5e Festival Montréalfest $11,500 (2012-2013)
Waterloo Comité Festival Estival Festival Estival $5,200 (2012-2013)
Hudson Heights Hudson Music Festival / Festival de musique de Hudson Hudson Music Festival / Festival de Musique de Hudson $15,700 (2012-2013)
  Total: $284,300
 
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (Legacy Fund component)
Through this component, the program provides funding for community capital projects that mark a 100th anniversary or greater, in increments of 25 years.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Town of Mount Royal Town of Mount Royal Centennial Celebration Society Town of Mount Royal Centennial $70,000 (2012-2013, 2013-2014)
Montréal MU Cent coups de pinceaux: une murale pour commémorer les cent ans de Saint-Michel $30,000 (2012-2013)
      Total: $100,000
 
Development of Official-Language Communities Program
This program fosters the vitality of Canada's French- and English-speaking minority communities and enables them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal Project 10 Youth Peer-Support Project $28,954 (2012-2013)
Montréal Quebec Drama Federation Celebrating Forty Years of English Theatre in Quebec $16,000 (2012-2013)
  Total: $44,954
 
Museums Assistance Program
This program provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and that facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal Société des musées québécois (SMQ) Museum collection management: dictionary of skills and ongoing training $45,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal Les Amis de l'Insectarium de Montréal Nous, les insectes... L'exposition itinérante $199,978 (2012-2013)
Saint-Eustache Corporation du Moulin Légaré Rivière, turbines et farine - launch of touring exhibition $93,101 (2012-2013)
Montréal L'Écomusée de la maison du fier monde L'œuvre des Oblats de Marie Immaculée: un héritage pour la communauté [Works of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate] $101,520 (2012-2013)
Montréal Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal Relaunch of the Momentum Series - a program of touring works from the Collection of the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal $198,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal Le Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec New system for managing collections and activities in preparation for moving the collection to a new location $50,000 (2012-2013)
  Total: $687,599
 
Canada Book Fund
The principal objective of the Fund is to ensure access to a diverse range of Canadian-authored books in Canada and abroad. The Fund seeks to achieve this objective by fostering a strong and viable Canadian book industry that publishes and markets Canadian-authored books.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Anjou FÉDÉRATION QUÉBÉCOISE DES COOPÉRATIVES EN MILIEU SCOLAIRE Improving cooperative bookstores $27,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal ASSOCIATION DES LIBRAIRES DU QUÉBEC Collective digital project $38,500 (2011-2012)
Montréal ASSOCIATION DES LIBRAIRES DU QUÉBEC Increasing customer traffic in bookstores and on the Web $52,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal ASSOCIATION DES LIBRAIRES DU QUÉBEC Prix des libraires du Québec 2012 / Prix Jeunesse des libraires du Québec 2012 $6,250 (2012-2013)
Montréal ASSOCIATION DES LIBRAIRES DU QUÉBEC Vocational upgrading program for librarians, 2012-2013 $52,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal LITERARY TRANSLATORS' ASSOCIATION OF CANADA Workshops on rights and responsibilities of literary translators $20,000 (2011-2012)
Montréal ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES ÉDITEURS DE LIVRES 17th World Book and Copyright Day $70,000 (2011-2012)
Montréal ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES ÉDITEURS DE LIVRES Vocational upgrading program $46,500 (2011-2012)
Montréal ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DES ÉDITEURS DE LIVRES L'Entrepôt numérique, le savoir-faire canadien $69,345 (2012-2013)
Montréal BLUE METROPOLIS FOUNDATION / FONDATION METROPOLIS BLEU 14th Blue Metropolis Montréal International Literary Festival $70,000 (2011-2012)
Montréal MAISON DE LA POÉSIE Festival de la poésie de Montréal 2012 $20,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal SOCIÉTÉ DE GESTION DE LA BANQUE DE TITRES DE LANGUE FRANÇAISE Upgrading bibliographic standards $83,762 (2011-2012)
Montréal SOCIÉTÉ DE GESTION DE LA BANQUE DE TITRES DE LANGUE FRANÇAISE Maintaining and developing the communications infrastructure of the Gaspard database $120,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal SOCIÉTÉ DE PROMOTION DU LIVRE (S.P.L.) Livre d'ici internet /Annuaire de l'édition 2012 $20,000 (2011-2012)
Montréal ÉDITIONS CARDINAL Publishing training course $14,560 (2012-2013)
Montréal ÉDITIONS ECOSOCIÉTÉ Publishing training course $14,333 (2012-2013)
Montréal ÉDITIONS HÉLIOTROPE S.A. Technology training course $11,466 (2012-2013)
Montréal FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE LA LITTÉRATURE (FIL) 18e Festival international de la littérature (FIL) $30,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal ISABELLE QUENTIN ÉDITEUR Publishing training course $15,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal ISABELLE QUENTIN ÉDITEUR Technology training course $20,000 (2012-2013)
Westmount ASSOCIATION OF ENGLISH-LANGUAGE PUBLISHERS OF QUEBEC Montreal Review of Books $71,185 (2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $871,901
 
Canada Cultural Investment Fund: Endowment Incentives
The Endowment Incentives component encourages Canadians to make donations to professional, non-profit arts organizations. This year, the Government of Canada is contributing 81 cents for every dollar given by the private sector.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL FOUNDATION Orchestre symphonique de Montréal $1,637,150 (2011-2012)
Montréal FOUNDATION OF GREATER MONTRÉAL Ensemble contemporain de Montréal $17,189 (2011-2012)
Montréal FOUNDATION OF GREATER MONTRÉAL Festival des arts de Saint-Sauveur $102,322 (2011-2012)
Montréal FOUNDATION OF GREATER MONTRÉAL Appassionata instrumental ensemble $40,929 (2011-2012)
Montréal FOUNDATION OF GREATER MONTRÉAL National Theatre School of Canada / École nationale de théâtre du Canada $87,704 (2011-2012)
Montréal FOUNDATION OF GREATER MONTRÉAL Segal Centre for Performing Arts $204,644 (2011-2012)
Montréal FONDATION JEAN DUCEPPE La Compagnie Jean Duceppe $94,292 (2011-2012)
Montréal JEUNESSES MUSICALES OF CANADA FOUNDATION Jeunesses Musicales of Canada $60,943 (2011-2012)
Montréal JEWISH COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MONTREAL Segal Centre for Performing Arts $1,432,507 (2011-2012)
Montréal ENDOWMENT FUND OF LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal $1,637,150 (2011-2012)
  TOTAL: $5,314,830
 
Canada Cultural Investment Fund: Strategic Initiatives component
The Strategic Initiatives component provides financial assistance for projects involving multiple partners that will help arts and heritage organizations diversify their revenue sources and develop new ones, and also strengthen their management abilities and their business skills.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal THÉÂTRE AUX ÉCURIES La Ligne Bleue $90,000 (2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $90,000
 
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
The objective of the Fund is to give Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, performances and other artistic experiences.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal Alchimies, Créations et Cultures Festival du Monde Arabe de Montréal $40,000 (2012-2013)
Joliette Centre culturel de Joliette 2012-2013 programming, Centre culturel de Joliette $42,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels) Ailleurs Ici - MAI $60,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal TANGENTE 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons $240,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal Société de musique contemporaine du Québec Festival Montréal / Nouvelles Musiques de 2013 $110,000 (2012-2013)
  Total: $492,000
 
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
The Fund helps to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, museum collections and heritage displays.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal L'Illusion, Théâtre de marionnettes Studio-théâtre de L'Illusion / Purchase of specialized removable equipment $24,000 (2012-2013)
  Total: $24,000
 
Canada Music Fund
The Canada Music Fund is one of the pillars of the federal strategic framework for supporting Canadian music. It seeks to give Canadians increased access to a diverse range of Canadian musical works by strengthening the industry's ability to compete and excel on the Canadian market and internationally.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal 9038-4074 QUEBEC INC. (Constellation Records) Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms $235,456 (2012-2013)
Montréal COMPAGNIE LARIVÉE CABOT CHAMPAGNE Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms $361,609 (2012-2013)
Montréal Disques Atma Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms $355,050 (2012-2013)
Montréal Les Disques Audiogramme Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms $650,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal Dare To Care Records Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms $650,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal Groupe Analekta Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms $377,783 (2012-2013)
Montréal Groupe Archambault Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms $474,208 (2012-2013)
Montréal Secret City Records Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms $292,207 (2012-2013)
Montréal Tandem.mu   Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Sound Recording Firms $415,783 (2012-2013)
Montréal ADISQ Music Entrepreneur Component - Aid to Canadian Music Industry National Service Organizations $562,500 (2012-2013)
  TOTAL: $4,374,596
 
Aboriginal Women's Programming
This program is part of the Aboriginal Peoples' Program and has three components: the Women's Community Initiative, the Family Violence Initiative and the Self-Government Initiative.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Kahnawake Femmes autochtones du Québec / Quebec Native Women MAMU NIKANITETAU - Ensemble, marchons vers l'avenir [Let's march together toward the future] $175,540 (2012-2013)
  Total: $175,540
 
Exchanges Canada Program
This program helps young Canadians arrange exchanges with their peers, experience the diversity of Canada's communities, languages and cultures, and join forces to build their country's future.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal Girls Action Foundation ELLE for Leadership National Youth Forum $33,000 (2012-2013)
  Total: $33,000
 
Youth Take Charge Program
This program offers young Canadians the opportunity to take part in different community activities designed to increase their sense of belonging to Canada.
City Organization Project Amount
(fiscal year)
Montréal Corporation Wapikoni Mobile Building bridges between First Nations youth $120,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal Girls Action Foundation Our History, Our Future: Youth Leading Action on Community History $165,000 (2012-2013)
Montréal The Apathy is Boring Project Citizen Factory: An Online Tool to Educate Young Canadians about Parliamentary History, Traditions, Protocols and Procedures $90,000 (2012-2013)
  Total: $375,000
 
Grand Total for all programs: $12,867,720

SOURCE: Canadian Heritage

For further information:

(media only), 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 release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)


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