The Government of Canada provides financial support for ArtSupport Manitoba
WINNIPEG, Feb. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Member of Parliament Joyce Bateman (Winnipeg South Centre) today announced $183,536 in funding for a new initiative, ArtSupport Manitoba, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
The Government of Canada has provided this funding through the Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund. This support will help Artspace and its many partners develop the skills, tools, and training that Manitoba's cultural organizations need to engage the philanthropic sector across the province and diversify their revenue streams.
- Led by Artspace, ArtSupport Manitoba brings together key players including the Manitoba Arts Council, the Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba, the Manitoba Foundation for the Arts, and the Manitoba Arts Network.
- Currently, one per cent of charitable giving in Manitoba is directed to arts, culture and heritage. ArtSupport Manitoba aims to double this by focusing on both sides of the philanthropic equation—creators and supporters.
- Eligible arts, culture, and heritage organizations throughout the province of Manitoba are encouraged to apply by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 21, 2014. Further information and program applications can be found at www.ArtSupportMB.ca.
"The artistic and cultural expression that is integral to our society also has an impact by bringing jobs and wealth to our communities. Investing in ArtSupport Manitoba ensures that the private sector and philanthropists together can highlight the value of the arts and heritage."
- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Today's announcement demonstrates that we are serious about supporting organizations that enrich their community's cultural life and strengthen the economy. We are pleased to contribute to the success of a thriving arts and culture scene in Winnipeg and Manitoba."
- Joyce Bateman, Member of Parliament, Winnipeg South Centre
"Arts, culture and heritage organizations are the lifeblood of our province's collective identity, our story. ArtSupport Manitoba will support these organizations in diversifying their revenues so they may grow, take risks and fulfill their potential as innovators, storytellers and a vital component of Manitoba's economy."
- Randy Joynt, Executive Director, Artspace Inc.
Canada Cultural Investment Fund
Manitoba Council of the Arts
The Arts and Cultural Industries Association of Manitoba
Manitoba Foundation for the Arts
Manitoba Arts Network
SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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