DIEPPE, NB, May 22, 2012 /CNW/ - New investments in the arts, cultural and official-language sectors are helping boost the economy and create jobs and growth in New Brunswick. Support for 49 projects was announced today by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
The funding supports a wide range of organizations and projects across the province, including many local festivals and cultural organizations, that all share the common goal of providing residents of New Brunswick with rich cultural experiences. Groups and initiatives receiving support include the New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts, the Festival acadien de Caraquet, the Fredericton Playhouse, and Saint John's Imperial Theatre.
"Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in New Brunswick's economic future," said Minister Moore. "By supporting these important projects, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy, boost tourism, and support our arts, culture, heritage, Aboriginal peoples, and official languages."
"For roughly a decade, the support received from the Government of Canada has played a vital role in allowing us to bring a diversity of programming to the Greater Saint John area, and we are appreciative of its continued support of our 2012-2013 season," said Peter D. Smith, General Manager of the Imperial Theatre. "This year, through the Endowment Incentives initiative, we are also very pleased that the Imperial Theatre Foundation has received a matching grant, which deposited in perpetuity with our endowment funds, will help ensure the long-term viability of the theatre".
The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $2,594,286 through the following programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: the Aboriginal Languages Initiative, the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Official Languages Support Programs, the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, and the Canada Cultural Investment Fund. For more information about the projects, see the attached backgrounder.
| Aboriginal Languagues Initiative
The objective of the Aboriginal Languages Initiative is to support the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages for the benefit of Aboriginal peoples and other Canadians.
|Fredericton||St. Mary's Education Department - St. Mary's Intensive Adult Language Immersion Project||$64,100 (2011-2012)|
|Tobique First Nation||Tobique Wellness Center - Nekutkuk Language Initiative||$51,300 (2011-2012)|
|Fredericton||Maliseet Nation Radio Inc. - A Master Apprentice On-Line/DVD Program to Teach Maliseet/Passamaquoddy Languages||$49,950 (2011-2012)|
| Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program
The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
|Fredericton||Asian Heritage Month Committee - 2012 Asian Heritage Month Celebrations||$6,500 (2012-2013)|
|Rogersville||Association du Monument national de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (L') - 100e anniversaire du Monument Assomption|| $11,600 (2011-2012)
|Campbellton||Campbellton Salmon Festival du Saumon Committee - Campbellton Salmon Festival du Saumon||$6,800 (2012-2013)|
|Tracadie-Sheila||Commission consultative de la culture de Tracadie-Sheila Inc. - 100e anniversaire de l'Académie Ste-Famille||$31,800.00 (2012-2013)|
|Gagetown||Feels Good Community Inc. - Feels Good Folly Fest 2012||$11,900 (2012-2013)|
|Sackville||Festival by the Marsh Inc. - Festival by the Marsh: Back to the Future||$4,000 (2012-2013)|
|Balmoral||Festival de la truite Inc. - 8e Festival de la truite||$3,800 (2012-2013)|
|Saint-Quentin||Festival Western de Saint-Quentin Inc. - 28e Festival Western de Saint-Quentin||$28,000 (2012-2013)|
|Edmundston||Foire brayonne d'Edmundston Inc. (La) - La Foire brayonne 2012||$14,200 (2012-2013)|
|Grand Falls||Grand Falls Potato Festival Inc. - 52e Festival Régional de la Patate||$15,400 (2012-2013)|
|Miramichi||Irish Festival Inc. (The) - 29th Miramichi Irish Festival||$16,400 (2012-2013)|
|Perth-Andover||Larlee Creek Hullabaloo Inc. - Larlee Creek Hullabaloo 2012||$9,100 (2012-2013)|
|Fredericton||Maritime Countryfest Inc. - Maritime Countryfest 2012||$11,600 (2012-2013)|
|Marysville||Marysville Days 2012 / 150th Committee - Marysville Days / 150th Anniversary||$4,200 (2012-2013)|
|Sackville||Renaissance Sackville Inc. - Sackville 250||$61,500 (2012-2013)|
|Woodstock||River Valley Arts Alliance Inc. - 2012 Dooryard Arts Festival||$11,100 (2012-2013)|
|Miramichi||Rock 'N Roll Festival Miramichi, NB, Inc. - Rock 'N Roll Festival 2012||$8,800 (2012-2013)|
|Saint John||Saltyjam Festival Inc. - Saltyjam 2012||$9,200 (2012-2013)|
|Bathurst||Société culturelle régionale Népisiguit Inc. (La) - Le Festival des mots 2012||$10,200 (2012-2013)|
|Fredericton||St. Mary's First Nation - Wolastoqiyik Powwow||$8,200 (2012-2013)|
| Canada Arts Presentation Fund
The Canada Arts Presentation Fund is designed to give Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals and performances, and other arts events.
|Bristol||Carleton-Victoria Arts Council Inc. - 2012-2013 Carleton-Victoria Arts Presentation Series||$6,000 (2012-2013)|
|Moncton||Coopérative de Théâtre l'Escaouette Ltée (La) - 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 seasons|| $25,000 (2012-2013)
|Caraquet||Festival acadien de Caraquet Inc. (Le) - Programmation du 50e anniversaire, édition 2012||$101,383 (2012-2013)|
|Saint John||Imperial Theatre Inc. - Imperial Theatre Presentation and Outreach: Season 19||$55,000 (2012-2013)|
|Fredericton||New Brunswick Highland Games and Scottish Festival Inc. - New Brunswick Highland Games Festival||$5,000 (2012-2013)|
|Moncton||Productions Dansencorps Inc. (Les) - Atlantic Dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique 2012||$18,000 (2012-2013)|
|Caraquet||Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique - Corps à corps avec l'art||$23,000 (2012-2013)|
|Sackville||SappyFest Inc. - SappyFest||$10,000 (2012-2013)|
|Tracadie-Sheila||Société culturelle des Tracadilles Inc. (La) - Festival Moisson d'art||$14,000 (2012-2013)|
| Development of Official-Language Communities Program - Community Life component
The Community Life component aims to enable the federal government to work with partners to offer official-language minority communities access to services in their own language, as well as the infrastructure necessary to ensure their growth and development.
|Petit Rocher||Société de l'Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick - Programmation 2012-2014|| $565,000 (2012-2013)
|Moncton||Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick - Réseau d'improvisation jeunesse|| $40,000 (2012-2013)
|Caraquet||Gala de la chanson de Caraquet - Programmation 2012-2013||$41,066 (2012-2013)|
|Shippagan||Salon du livre de la Péninsule acadienne - Programmation 2012-2015|| $7,000 (2012-2013)
|Dieppe||Société Nationale de l'Acadie - Festival jeunesse de l'Acadie 2012||$43,000 (2012-2013)|
|Dieppe||Société Nationale de l'Acadie - Parlement jeunesse de l'Acadie 2013||$35,000 (2012-2013)|
|Dieppe||Conseil provincial des société culturelles - Vis-à-visages, troisième édition||$35,000 (2012-2013)|
| Enhancement of Official Languages Program - Promotion of Linguistic Duality component
The Promotion of Linguistic Duality component of the Enhancement of Official Languages Program aims to help organizations from various sectors undertake or continue activities that promote a better understanding or appreciation of linguistic duality and to build stronger linguistic and cultural links among members of the two official-language communities. This component also aims to promote the provision of services in both official languages, English and French, in order to build a bilingual capability within non-governmental organizations.
|Fredericton||New Brunswick Multicultural Council - Supporting Immigrant-Serving Organizations in the Integration of Newcomers in New Brunswick's Linguistic Communities|| $25,000 (2012-2013)
|Moncton||John Howard Society of Southeastern New Brunswick Inc. - 2012|| $17,553 (2012-2013)
| Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund seeks to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing, visual, and media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays.
|Fredericton||Fredericton Playhouse Inc. - Lighting Upgrade||$38,255 (2011-2012)|
| Canada Cultural Investment Fund - Endowment Incentives Component
The Endowment Incentives Component encourages Canadians to support professional, not-for-profit arts organizations. This year, the Government of Canada is contributing 81 cents for every dollar donated by the private sector.
|Saint John||Imperial Theatre Foundation Inc. - Imperial Theatre Inc.||$193,889 (2011-2012)|
|Moncton||New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts Inc. - Festival littéraire international Northrop Frye International Literary Festival, Inc.||$15,818 (2011-2012)|
|Fredericton||New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts Inc. - Musical Ventures||$667 (2011-2012)|
|Fredericton||New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts Inc. - New Brunswick Filmmakers' Co-operative Ltd.||$3,274 (2011-2012)|
|Fredericton||New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts Inc. - Organization for the Development of Artists - Gallery Connexion||$928 (2011-2012)|
|Fredericton||Symphony New Brunswick Foundation Inc. - Symphony New Brunswick Inc.||$111,921 (2011-2012)|
|Fredericton||Theatre New Brunswick Foundation - Beaverbrook Auditorium Inc.||$40,929 (2011-2012)|
GRAND TOTAL, ALL PROGRAMS: $2,594,286
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(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)