Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

April 16, 2015 13:00 ET

Montreal Cultural Initiative Showcases Digital Creation

Government of Canada Supports ELEKTRA Digital Arts Festival

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - April 16, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced $35,000 in funding for the 16th ELEKTRA Festival from May 13 to 17, 2015. This funding, granted under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund's Programming component, will help the Elektra Festival present an international event based on sound art and experimental audio-visual works.

Quick Facts

  • The 16th Festival will have a program of some 15 concerts and performances, including 8 exhibits/installations. Its venues will be the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, Usine C, Cinémathèque québécoise, the Darling Foundry, Eastern Bloc and the PHI Centre.
  • ELEKTRA artists will come from Quebec, other Canadian provinces and abroad, and the program will be rounded out by audience awareness activities (sound walk, conferences/panels, video projections, workshops, learning activities, etc.).

Quotes

"By contributing to the success of the renowned ELEKTRA Festival, our government's support is allowing digital art and musical talent in Montreal to develop and express itself."

- Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The support of Canadian Heritage has greatly contributed to the influence of Canadian digital artists and the development of the ELEKTRA Festival as an international platform for the arts."

- Alain Thibault, Artistic and General Director, ELEKTRA Festival

Associated Links

ELEKTRA Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Communications Director
    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