Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 02, 2015 13:30 ET

Ontario Scene Launches at the National Arts Centre

Government of Canada announces support for festival showcasing Ontario artists

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 2, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The National Arts Centre (NAC) is receiving $600,000 in funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage to present the Ontario Scene Festival at the NAC and other venues throughout the National Capital Region.

Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament (Ottawa-Orléans), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, during the unveiling of the Ontario Scene schedule.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario Scene, a festival showcasing 600 artists from across Ontario, is being held at the National Arts Centre from April 29 to May 10, 2015.
  • The Scenes are a series of biennial, regionally focussed, multidisciplinary festivals that highlight the best in Canadian arts and culture from coast to coast to coast.
  • Ontario Scene will be the seventh Scene event produced by the NAC. The previous editions showcased Atlantic Canada, Alberta, Quebec, British Columbia, the Prairies and the Northern regions. The NAC estimates an audience of more than 50,000 for Ontario Scene.


"Ontario Scene is great demonstration of the talent and passion of our artists in Canada. We are proud to contribute to the success of this event and to help provide a strong and creative arts sector in Canada. Our Government recognizes that arts and cultural organizations strengthen our communities, enrich the quality of life of Canadians and contribute to our economy."

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

"We are very pleased to have the Ontario Scene Festival at the National Arts Centre in our National Capital Region. The Government of Canada recognizes and supports the role that arts and culture play in enriching the lives of all Canadians."

-Royal Galipeau, Member of Parliament (Ottawa-Orléans)

"The Ontario Scene Festival will be an important national showcase for 600 Ontario artists. We are very thankful for the support from the Government of Canada to make this festival possible."

-Peter Herrndorf, President and CEO of the National Arts Centre.

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Ontario Scene Festival

National Arts Centre

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage