The Government of Canada supports the Coop de solidarité du Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
LAVALTRIE, QC, Jan. 15, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced $108,861 in funding for the Coop de solidarité du Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie. This organization offers audiences in Lanaudière and the surrounding area diverse programming, consisting mainly of musical performances.
This support, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will allow the organization to modernize its performance hall in order to better meet the needs of audiences and the artists performing there. The Government of Canada knows that investing in the construction of quality cultural infrastructure contributes to building dynamic and connected communities, growing the local economy, and creating spaces for innovation and collaboration for our artists, as well as making arts and culture more accessible for all Canadians.
"Performance spaces like the Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie encourage Canadians to come together to enjoy the talents of local artists. This investment demonstrates our government's desire to invest in regional cultural infrastructure. Acquiring state-of-the-art equipment is sure to help make the experience of music lovers in Lanaudière even more memorable."
—The Honorable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
"The support of Canadian Heritage enables us to focus our energy on our mission to present the arts in the Lavaltrie region. The equipment will be used not only to host artists in our hall, but also to present high-quality performances during the Rythmes et courant events presented at Place Desjardins every summer. We are delighted to be able to reach more of our local community and introduce them to professional artists in an intimate environment and with unmatched proximity."
—Philippe Cyr-Pelletier, Executive Director, Coop de solidarité du Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie
The Coop de solidarité du Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie, founded in 2005, is a non-profit organization in Lavaltrie whose mission is to provide the community with a socio-cultural presentation and performance space.
By modernizing its equipment, the organization will be better able to meet the technical requirements of artists and host more complex productions. It will also purchase the necessary equipment for presenting performances at Place Desjardins in Lavaltrie, an outdoor cultural space that can accommodate 5,000 spectators.
As a result of this project, the Coop de solidarité du Café culturel de la Chasse-galerie will be able to improve its hosting capabilities, diversify and enhance its programming, and reach new audiences.
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund supports improvements to the physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentations or exhibitions. It is also designed to allow Canadian to have better access to the performing arts, visual arts, media arts, museum collections and heritage displays.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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