CALGARY, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Joan Crockatt, Member of Parliament
(Calgary Centre), today announced support for Theatre Junction GRAND's
annual performing arts series. She made this announcement on behalf of
the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and
"Our Government is pleased to support Theatre Junction GRAND in its
efforts to provide audiences with exciting and diverse performing
arts," said Mrs. Crockatt. "Organizations like this one not only
showcase Calgary's rich and vibrant cultural scene, but also promote
local artists and performers."
This funding will enable Theatre Junction GRAND to present its 2014-2015
and 2015-2016 multidisciplinary performing arts series. Each season
will showcase performances in a range of disciplines, including music,
theatre, and dance. The theatre will also offer community outreach
activities, such as workshops and post-performance artist talks.
"Today's announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment to
fostering a sense of pride and identity in Canadians by promoting
home-grown talent," said Minister Glover. "Organizations like Theatre
Junction GRAND are an integral part of Calgary's artistic community and
are invaluable to the cultural landscape of our country."
"The Canada Arts Presentation Fund is a vital partner for our
organization. It supports our mandate to bring to this community
groundbreaking, multidisciplinary live art from Canada and around the
world," said Tod Peterson, Managing Director, Theatre Junction. "With
today's announcement of multi-year support for Theatre Junction GRAND's
artistic program, the Government of Canada is helping us do more for
the citizens of Calgary."
The historic GRAND Theatre, built in 1912, is one of the few remaining
Canadian theatres built before the First World War. The Theatre
Junction Society purchased the GRAND Theatre in 2006 and uses the space
to develop, produce, and promote live Canadian music, theatre, and
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $98,000 over two years
($49,000 in 2014-2015 and $49,000 in 2015-2016) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program 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.
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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