Government of Canada provides support for the Grand Theatre and the London Fringe
LONDON, ON, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women and Member of Parliament (London North Centre), today announced funding totalling $125,000 for two of London's arts organizations on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
Through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF), the Government of Canada has provided $100,000 to support the Grand Theatre in presenting its Performing Arts Series in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
The Government of Canada has also provided $25,000 through the CAPF to the London Fringe Theatre Festival to support its annual festival, which will run June 4 to 15, 2014.
- The Grand Theatre's Main Stage Series will be a presented on their 839-seat proscenium Main Stage Theatre and 150-seat McManus Studio Theatre.
- In 2014, London Fringe will be celebrating 15 years of promoting independent theatre artists and their companies, and providing them with a platform to showcase their works to a large audience.
"It's an honour today to announce the funding for the Grand Theatre and the London Fringe. These two institutions have enriched our community with live performances by talented artists."
— Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament (London North Centre)
"Today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to supporting organizations like the Grand Theatre and the London Fringe that increase access to the richness of Canada's culture through outstanding artistic experiences."
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Thanks to the generous funding from the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Grand Theatre can continue to present exceptional and diverse programs from across Canada. Being able to present such eclectic programming and performers on both of our stages broadens our scope, diversifies our repertoire, and helps us build new audiences. We are very grateful for this investment in the arts."
—Deb Harvey, Executive Director, Grand Theatre
"The London Fringe has supported over 700 theatre companies and more than 500 visual artists in our city, ensuring that they have the opportunity to showcase their talents to a wide audience. Funding support from the Department of Canadian Heritage means that the London Fringe can provide the best possible venues, technical assistance and marketing, allowing artists to focus on presenting their best work."
—Kathy Navackas, Executive Producer, London Fringe Theatre Festival
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SOURCE: Canadian Heritage
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