Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 14, 2014 08:00 ET

Celebrating the Performing Arts in the Annapolis Valley

Government of Canada provides funding for diverse performance series

ANNAPOLIS ROYAL, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 14, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Audiences at the King's Theatre in Annapolis Royal will enjoy its annual performing arts series, thanks in part to support from the Government of Canada. The King's Theatre Society will receive funding of $21,000 ($10,500 in fiscal year 2015-2016 and $10,500 in 2016-2017) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), announced this funding today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

With this investment, the King's Theatre Society will present a multidisciplinary performing arts series called "Live Presents," featuring more than 30 concerts and performances of dance, theatre and comedy. The series, which generally runs from March to December each year, will include performances by professional artists from various Canadian provinces and abroad. Community outreach activities will also be offered, such as theatre, dance and music workshops with professional artists. "Live Presents" will also feature classical, jazz, new, world, folk and popular music.

Quick Facts

  • The average expected attendance for the "Live Presents" series is close to 6,000 annually.
  • The original King's Theatre dates back to the 1920s; the theatre was completely renovated and revitalized in 1982.
  • The King's Theatre Society, a local non-profit organization, was established in 1988.

Quotes

"Our Government recognizes the importance of arts and culture in building vibrant communities and a strong economy. On the road to Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, we are proud to invest in events such as 'Live Presents' that promote the arts and give Canadians the chance to experience them."

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

"The King's Theatre offers multidisciplinary performances year round and, as such, is an essential part of the cultural infrastructure in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. Our Government is pleased to provide financial support to an organization that contributes to both the quality of life and the economy of this community."

-Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova)

"King's Theatre is very pleased and grateful to receive this grant from Canadian Heritage. The funding will allow us to continue to program vibrant, eclectic and challenging art performances. It will also ensure that the community has direct access to diverse high-quality artistic expression. This interaction between the artist and audience will enrich the community and increase understanding and spiritual growth through the shared artistic experience."

-Geoff Keymer, Artistic Director and General Manager, King's Theatre Society

Associated Links

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

King's Theatre

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