Canada Economic Development

Canada Economic Development

June 12, 2014 14:22 ET

Promoting Francophone Song in Canada

Government of Canada supports Les FrancoFolies de Montreal

MONTRÉAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 12, 2014) - Canadian Heritage and Canada Economic Development

The Honourable Shelley Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today joined 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, in announcing funding for Les FrancoFolies de Montréal.

Funding includes $350,000 ($175,000 for 2014 and $175,000 for 2015) from Canadian Heritage under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to enable more than 850,000 festival-goers to discover the talent of some 1,000 French-speaking artists from around the world.

Funding provided by Canada Economic Development for 2013 and 2014 amounts to $602,000, granted through the Quebec Community Development Program to help promote and market the the Festival to foreign markets.

L'aide financière qu'a versée Développement économique Canada pour les années 2013 et 2014 s'élève à 602 000 dollars. Elle a été consentie sous forme de contribution non remboursable en vertu du Programme de développement économique du Québec. Cette somme a permis d'appuyer la promotion et la commercialisation du festival à l'étranger.

Quick Facts

  • Through Canada Music Fund's Collective Initiatives Component, Musicaction will provide funding support of some $100,000 to Montréal's FrancoFolies in 2014-15.
  • The 26th FrancoFolies de Montréal will take place in the Quartier des spectacles, June 12-22.
  • Its varied programming will include nearly 70 indoor shows and 180 free outdoor concerts.
  • More than 1,000 artists from 10 countries and from various regions of Quebec and the rest of Canada will offer shows featuring French-language songs and world music, exploring various musical genres (rock, pop, world beat, hip hop, electronic, etc.).

Quotes

"I invite Canadians from all walks of life to discover the talent of French-speaking artists from here and around the world by attending a variety of shows as part of the FrancoFolies de Montréal."

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

"By supporting Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, our Government is helping to strengthen the city's standing as a prime tourist destination. The region's economy will certainly benefit from the economic spinoffs generated by the presence of foreign tourists. I am delighted to be able to contribute to the success of this festival."

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

Associated Links

FrancoFolies de Montréal

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Quebec Economic Development Program

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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
    (toll-free): 1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca

    Vincent Rabault
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Honourable Denis Lebel
    Canada Economic Development
    514-496-1282
    vincent.rabault@miga-maig.gc.ca

    Media Relations
    Canada Economic Development
    514-283-8818
    media@dec-ced.gc.ca