Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 12, 2014 13:00 ET

The Festival de Clare-te Celebrates Arts and Culture : Government of Canada Supports the Federation regionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie and its Festival de Clare-te

CLARE, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Fédération régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie is eagerly preparing for the next Festival de Clare-té.

The Government of Canada has awarded $7,100 in funding to the federation for this festival. Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

The funding, provided through the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program, will support the third Festival de Clare-té, which will be presented from March 19 to 22, 2015. The festival's program will offer a wide range of activities, including music, dance and theatre performances, an art show, poetry readings, and workshops featuring the talents of more than 75 local artists, artisans and historical heritage performers.

Quick Facts

  • The Fédération régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie was founded in 2008 to respond to the need for greater coordination within the arts and heritage sector in Clare.
  • About 150 volunteers will dedicate 350 hours to the planning, management, implementation and evaluation of the Festival de Clare-té.
  • Clare is a largely Acadian region made up of 45 communities.

Quotes

"Our Government is very proud to contribute to the activities of the Festival de Clare-té, a celebration of arts and culture with that distinct Clare flavour. The festival is a wonderful experience for both residents and the artists and artisans taking part."

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

"The funding from our Government will allow the Fédération régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie to contribute to the development of the local economy and the quality of life of people in our region."

-Greg Kerr, Member of Parliament (West Nova)

"The Fédération régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie would like to thank Canadian Heritage for this funding. It will help us ensure the success of the next Festival de Clare-té. Our communities enjoy this unique and innovative festival, which takes place thanks to this financial support."

-Émile Blinn, President, Fédération régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie

Associated Links

Building Communities through Arts and Heritage

Fédération régionale des arts et du patrimoine de la Baie Sainte-Marie (French only)

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