Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

February 19, 2015 10:00 ET

Modernizing an Important Saguenay Cultural Centre

Government of Canada supports the Centre d'art actuel Bang in Chicoutimi

SAGUENAY, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 19, 2015) - Department of 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, today announced $45,000 in funding for the Centre d'art actuel Bang in Chicoutimi. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding, provided through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will be used to repair outdoor facades and upgrade the shipping and receiving area.

Quick Facts

  • The Centre d'art actuel Bang, founded in 1958, is one of Canada's oldest artist-run spaces. Located in the city of Saguenay, the Centre provides artists with quality production and presentation venues.
  • Each year, the Centre d'art actuel Bang receives thousands of visitors for a range of exhibits focusing on unique visual experiences or the artist's creative and thought processes.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to offer Canadians better access to the arts by supporting established cultural venues in their regions."

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

"This funding will help the Centre d'art actuel Bang become, more than ever, a regional development partner that promotes research and the sharing of contemporary artistic practices."

-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

"Bang will be better able to support artists and offer a more suitable venue for the presentation of artworks, thanks to these many improvements and the purchase and installation of specialized equipment. The support of Canadian Heritage has made all the difference."

-Sébastien Harvey, Executive Director, Centre d'art actuel Bang

Associated Links

Centre d'art actuel Bang (French only)

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

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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
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    media@pch.gc.ca