Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

December 12, 2014 10:26 ET

Collaborating to Bring Innovative Performances to Waterloo Region

Government of Canada supports the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound

KITCHENER, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 12, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $8,000 in funding to the Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound for their Open Ears 2015 Between the Ears Festival, which will take place in spring 2015 at various venues in the Waterloo Region. The funding is provided through Canadian Heritage's Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound is a presenter of sound art, contemporary music and interdisciplinary performances that combine sound, dance, theatre and performance art.

  • The Open Ears 2015 Between the Ears Festival features established and emerging artists and ensembles, and works in collaboration with the community through joint projects.

Quotes

"The Government is proud to invest in organizations that promote innovation and present events that not only open the hearts and minds of their audiences but bring the community closer together and boost the local economy."

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

"I congratulate the organizers of the Open Ears 2015 Between the Ears Festival for their passion for presenting a variety of unique artistic performances and for their vision of encouraging collaboration between artists for the benefit of their audience."

-Stephen Woodworth, Member of Parliament (Kitchener Centre)

"We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to Canadian Heritage for their generous support of our activities in 2015. One of our chief aims is to celebrate the inspiring talent from within our community and across our nation, and this will go a long way to helping us promote the art of listening in the Waterloo Region, and making sure our programming is accessible to everyone."

- Anne-Marie Donovan, Chair, Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound

Associated Links

Open Ears Festival of Music and Sound

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

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