The Government of Canada provides funding to Productions Plateforme for the 34th Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville
VICTORIAVILLE, QC, May 17, 2018 /CNW/ - Today the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced that Productions Plateforme received $20,000 to host a delegation of international presenters at the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) through the Creative Export Envelope of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF). The Creative Export Envelope provides supplemental support to existing CAPF recipients that contribute to a favourable environment for Canadian cultural export by promoting Canadian artists to international markets.
This amount is in addition to the $80,000 that the FIMAV received for the 2018 edition from the programming component of the CAPF.
In keeping with the Government of Canada's Creative Export Strategy, the CAPF offered additional support in 2017–2018 for the participation of both international presenters at Canadian arts festivals and events, and Canadian arts presenters at international events. Numerous Canadian festivals and arts events have become destinations for delegations of international presenters, providing springboards for launching the international careers of Canadian performers and opening up opportunities for future collaborations.
Through the CAPF, Canadians have access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. The fund provides financial assistance to organizations that present professional arts festivals or performing arts seasons and to organizations that offer support to arts presenters.
Each year, the CAPF supports approximately 650 professional arts festivals, performing arts seasons and other activities related to arts presentation in more than 250 cities and communities across Canada.
"Investing in Canada's creative exports is important to the Government of Canada. These investments will help build the international careers of Canadian performers, open new markets and opportunities for Canada's artists, and create well-paying jobs for people in our thriving arts and culture industry."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"We are very pleased to receive this additional support from Canadian Heritage. This funding will allow us to welcome many foreign presenters and invite them to discover the talented Canadian artists performing at our Festival, thus introducing our artists to the international market. As well, the presenters will participate in networking activities and creative exchange projects that will certainly benefit Canadian musicians."
—Michel Levasseur, General Manager and Artistic Director, FIMAV
The Creative Export Envelope of the Canada Arts Presentation Fund allowed the program to make strategic investments for international presenters to participate in Canadian festivals and performing arts events in order to expose them to Canada's artists. The funding also supported the reciprocal participation of Canadian arts presenters at international events.
Delegations of international presenters participating at Canadian festivals or delegations of Canadian arts presenters attending international arts events facilitating peer-to-peer contact were eligible.
Continued investments in arts and culture benefits economic growth, as the cultural sector represents more than 3.5 percent of jobs in Canada and employs more than 652,000 Canadians.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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