Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

December 16, 2009 16:05 ET

Statement by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, on the Occasion of the Presentation of the Bell Award in Video Art

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2009) - Canada is rich in talented artists who draw from their passion and their cultural heritage to allow us to discover their vision of the world. Through their works, they entertain, inform, and inspire us.

Our Government knows just how much these creators contribute to our culture, our quality of life, the vitality of our society, and the growth of our economy. That is why we are proud to make sound investments through the Department of Canadian Heritage and a number of other federal organizations, including the Canada Council for the Arts.

The Bell Award in Video Art is presented annually by the Canada Council for the Arts to a Canadian artist (or group of artists) in this discipline who have made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of the art form through videos, video installations, or Web-based video art.

On behalf of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and our Government, I would like to congratulate Mike Hoolboom, this year's winner of the Bell Award in Video Art, who has earned this honour through the quality of his work. We are proud of the part you play in the cultural life of our country.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Deirdra McCracken - Director of Communications