CARLETON-SUR-MER, QC, Sept. 3, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding to help Maximum 90 present its 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons, as well as the 13th and 14th editions of the La Virée festival.
"We are proud to support organizations like Maximum 90, which showcase local culture and allow residents and visitors to discover the talent of artists from all backgrounds," said Minister Glover. "The La Virée festival also promotes tourism and contributes to the region's economic vitality."
This funding will be used to present the La Virée festival and annual programming over the next two years. Maximum 90 will feature about 25 performances to help showcase the talent of regional artists and raise the profile of the cultures of Gaspé, Acadia, and Quebec. The La Virée festival consists of concerts, traditional dance performances, and stories and legends. The public can learn more about these cultural practices through activities such as musical instrument demonstrations and encounters with professional artists.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $70,000 over two years ($35,000 in 2013-2014 and $35,000 in 2014-2015) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.
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