Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

October 01, 2014 09:00 ET

Enjoying Francophone Music Across the Country

Government of Canada announces financial support for the Coup de cœur francophone festival

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Oct. 1, 2014) - Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, announced today that $460,000 ($230,000 in 2014-2015 and $230,000 in 2015-2016) has been provided in support of the 28th and 29th editions of the Coup de cœur francophone festival.

Coup de cœur francophone is a travelling festival dedicated to promoting and distributing Francophone music. It has been presented each year in Montréal since 1987 and is now in more than 40 cities across the country. This year, the festival will be held from November 6 to 16, 2014.

The Government of Canada provided this funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of Canadian Heritage. The objective of the Fund is to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities.

Quick Facts

  • In 1992, the Coup de cœur francophone festival was presented outside of Montréal for the first time.
  • The festival's travelling component was introduced In 1995 with the establishment of a national network that currently has 10 partners active in Francophone communities.
  • This year's festival will present about 200 performances in nearly 50 Canadian cities.
  • Each year, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund supports about 600 projects in more than 250 communities across Canada.

Quotes

"Coup de cœur francophone is a unique festival that contributes to the cultural and economic development of our communities and enriches the quality of life of Canadians. The Government of Canada is proud to contribute to the success of this festival, which showcases Francophone music across the country year after year."

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

"This annual gathering has become an event not to be missed for lovers of French-language music. Our Government is proud to partner with organizations like Coup de cœur francophone that help arts and culture shine all across the country."

-The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"On behalf of our partners across the country, I would like to salute the support and renewed confidence of the Department of Canadian Heritage, which have proved to be critical in allowing Coup de cœur francophone to move forward and grow. For close to 20 years, this one-of-a-kind festival has brought Francophone communities together around a shared project: promoting and sharing music from coast to coast."

-Alain Chartrand, Executive and Artistic Director, Coup de cœur francophone

Associated Links

Coup de cœur francophone (French only)

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Stay Connected

Follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flickr.

Contact Information

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

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