Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 15, 2014 12:09 ET

A Boost for Arts and Culture in Southeastern New Brunswick

Government of Canada supports six arts and culture organizations

GREATER MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Oct. 15, 2014) - Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), today announced funding totalling $78,400 to be delivered over the next three years (2014-2017) to six organizations in southeastern New Brunswick. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Six projects will be carried out with the funding allocated under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program. These projects will offer residents and visitors alike the opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends and discover Acadian, Francophone, Scottish and Asian arts, culture and history.

The recipient organizations are the Société historique de la mer rouge, the Galerie Sans Nom, the Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe, the Carnaval d'amitié d'hiver de Dieppe, the Greater Moncton Scottish Association, and the Greater Moncton Asian Heritage Association. Details on project funding are provided in the attached backgrounder.

Quick Facts

  • The RE:FLUX Music and Sound Art Festival, a Galerie Sans Nom event featuring research, improvisation and experimentation, is scheduled for May 21 to 28, 2015, and May 19 to 26, 2016.
  • The Société historique de la mer rouge will present its summer program called Été musical de l'église historique de Barachois in 2015 and in 2016. The line-up will feature professional artists from the Atlantic Provinces, Quebec, Alberta, Italy and the United States.
  • For the 2015-2016 season, the Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe has scheduled a series of six popular, folk, jazz and classical music concerts, along with a musical theatre performance for children.
  • The 39th annual Carnaval d'amitié d'hiver de Dieppe, from January 30 to February 1, 2015, will feature a variety of activities, including workshops, storytelling, musical performances by local artists, and a guided tour of the town of Dieppe's heritage sites.
  • The 9th annual Moncton Highland Games & Scottish Festival, from June 15 to 22, 2015, will present traditional Scottish music, competitions and demonstrations by local artisans and local heritage performers.
  • From May 4 to 30, 2015, the Greater Moncton Asian Heritage Festival will showcase traditional dance, art workshops, and musical and drumming performances by a variety of cultural groups, along with an exhibit of traditional and modern Asian clothing.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to support organizations within our communities that showcase local arts, culture and heritage. These festivals and events help local artists and artisans become better known in the community."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Our Government's investment in arts and culture contributes to economic activity and the quality of life in our communities. I am proud to see local colour and flavour-Acadian, Francophone, Scottish and Asian-highlighted during these various cultural events."

-Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe)

"RE:FLUX is the only festival of its kind in the Moncton area, with a program that each year features experimental sound art and contemporary music. At the outer margins of this unknown field, the festival depends on the generous support of Canadian Heritage to ensure quality programming."

-Rémi Belliveau, Co-Director, Galerie Sans Nom

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Backgrounder

Canada Arts Presentation Fund
This program offers Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities.
Location Organization Project Fiscal Year Amount
Barachois Société historique de la mer rouge 35e et 36e Été musical de l'église historique de Barachois 2015-2016 ($9,000)
2016-2017 ($10,000)
$19,000
Moncton Galerie Sans Nom RE:FLUX 10 and
RE:FLUX 11
2015-2016 ($12,000)
2016-2017 ($12,000)
$24,000
Dieppe Centre des arts et de la culture de Dieppe 2015-2016 Season 2015-2016 ($12,000) $12,000

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
Location Organization Project Fiscal Year Amount
Dieppe Carnaval d'amitié d'hiver de Dieppe 39e Carnaval d'amitié d'hiver de Dieppe 2014-2015 ($3,000) $3,000
Moncton Greater Moncton Scottish Association Moncton Highland Games & Scottish Festival 2015 2015-2016 ($17,600) $17,600
Moncton Greater Moncton Asian Heritage Association 2015 Greater Moncton Asian Heritage Festival 2015-2016 ($2,800) $2,800
TOTAL AMOUNT $78,400

Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Gilles Theriault
    Director, Communications
    Atlantic Region
    Department of Canadian Heritage
    506-851-3980

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca