KITCHENER, ON, Oct. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Stephen Woodworth, Member of
Parliament (Kitchener Centre), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly
Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today
announced funding for the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound.
"This presenter of new music and creative sound brings together unique
programming that enriches our community," said Mr. Woodworth "I look
forward to the upcoming festival, and I am pleased the Government of
Canada is supporting the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound in
providing a wide range of cultural experiences year after year."
The funding will support the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound that
will take place in June 2014. The festival features contemporary music,
sound installations and musique actuelle at various locations in
"Our Government is proud to invest in organizations that give Canadians
access to live professional artistic experiences," said Minister
Glover. "We recognize that arts and cultural organizations strengthen
our communities and are important generators of economic growth, jobs
and wealth in our communities."
"As a festival that presents primarily new or recent works by artists
not known to the general public, we have to be creative in our approach
and willing to stretch our resources to our limits," said Cheryl A
Ewing, General Manager of Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound. "This
is why the support from the Government of Canada is tremendous, both
financially and for our morale. It allows Open Ears to engage our
community in ways that would not otherwise be possible."
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $30,000 for 2014-15
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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