Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 03, 2015 13:30 ET

Arts and Culture in Steinbach Benefit from Federal Funding

Government of Canada announces support for the Steinbach Arts Council

STEINBACH, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - March 3, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing total funding of $24,000 over two years ($12,000 per year) to the Steinbach Arts Council for its 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 Concert Show Series. This funding is being provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Concert Show Series takes place from September to May and includes a variety of live performances that span classical, folk and world music; theatre; comedy; literature and interdisciplinary performances.
  • As part of the series, the Council also presents a variety of activities to attract youth and enhance audience appreciation, such as workshops where participants observe a rehearsal and take part in post-show artist talks, public discussions, round-table presentations and lectures.

Quotes

"Investing in the arts encourages innovation and creativity, and provides opportunities for all Canadians to appreciate the rich diversity of our country. Our Government is pleased to support the Steinbach Arts Council in its ongoing efforts to foster Canadian artists and their works."

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

"I am pleased to announce funding for the Steinbach Arts Council and to assist them in enhancing the cultural vitality of this city and the Southeast Region through its programming. Thanks to this organization, residents of Steinbach and surrounding areas have access to professional cultural experiences right in their own community."

-Ted Falk, Member of Parliament (Provencher)

"We are thrilled to receive this support, as it enables us to provide professional artist programming for our entire Southeast region. It allows us to encourage new audiences by presenting diverse and unique arts entertainment from across the nation, hosting them on our local stage. This funding truly enhances our quality of life through these creative experiences!"

-Cindi Rempel Patrick, Chief Creative Officer, Steinbach Arts Council

Associated Links

Steinbach Arts Council

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
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    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Prairies and Northern Region
    Canadian Heritage
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    roxanne.carriere@pch.gc.ca

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