The Government of Canada supports the 18th MUTEK festival.
MONTRÉAL, Aug. 9, 2017 /CNW/ - The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $40,000 in funding for the 18th edition of the MUTEK festival, which will take place in Montréal from August 22 to 27, 2017.
This amount is granted by the Government of Canada under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, and will help the festival offer original, avant-garde programming. It will allow the public to discover new electronic music and enjoy unique digital audiovisual performances by both well-known and emerging artists.
"MUTEK is a great platform for creation and exchange between artists and professionals. This event stimulates innovation and delivers unique artistic experiences that contribute to Montréal's reputation as a world-class centre of culture and technology."
- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"MUTEK 2017 will once again present the cream of the crop of today's electronic musicians and digital artists, while helping Montréal and Canada strengthen their dialogue with innovative cultural centres on an international level."
- Alain Mongeau, Founder and General & Artistic Director, MUTEK
MUTEK is a non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing and developing emerging forms of digital audio, music, and visual art. Its mandate is to give exposure to the most original and visionary artists in the field and to help them push their artistic design as far as possible, while initiating, educating, and developing new audiences.
For its 18th edition, the MUTEK festival is adding one day of programming and devoting four days to the cultural capitals of London, Mexico City, Barcelona and Berlin, by exploring the contemporary multidisciplinary connections between Montréal and these cities.
The performances will be held from August 22 to 27 at the Society for Arts and Technology, the Monument-National, the Métropolis, the Édifice Wilder Espace Danse, and the free outdoor stage at the Esplanade de la Place des Arts.
Canada Arts Presentation Fund http://canada.pch.gc.ca/eng/1452621893765/1452621979961
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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