Canadian Heritage

Canadian Heritage

November 18, 2010 10:28 ET

Government of Canada Supports ARTicipate Endowment Fund Development Project

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 18, 2010) - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament (Ottawa–Orléans), today announced funding for the ARTicipate Endowment Fund Development Project.

The AOE Arts Council, in partnership with the Shenkman Arts Centre (City of Ottawa) and the Arts Administration program (University of Ottawa), will lead a project to give the local cultural community access to workshops and tools enabling them to enhance their marketing and fundraising abilities.

"Thank you to all the partners for working together to build and enhance a strong cultural and artistic community," said Minister Moore. "Arts and culture help to build vibrant communities throughout the country, while also contributing to the economy."

"ARTicipate is an innovative project," said Mr. Galipeau. "This is a great example of businesses, community organizations, individual donors, families, and art groups coming together for the future of arts in the Ottawa Region."

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $110,806 through the Strategic Initiatives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, which provides funding for initiatives supported by multiple partners and impacting multiple arts and heritage organizations. Supported projects help arts and heritage organizations build and diversify their revenue streams, strengthen their management capacities and business competencies, and become better rooted in their communities. March 15, 2011, is the deadline to apply for new projects taking place from April 1, 2012, to March 31, 2013.

This news release is available on the Internet at under Newsroom.

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Codie Taylor - Press Secretary
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations