Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

July 03, 2015 09:30 ET

Supporting Arts, Culture and Heritage

Government of Canada provides funding in support of arts, culture and heritage sector

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 3, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament (Eglinton-Lawrence), on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced that the arts, culture and heritage sector is getting a boost of more than $95 million, benefiting 63 different projects in Montreal and in Toronto and the surrounding area, which will have an impact across the country.

Quick Facts

  • The Canada Music Fund gives Canadians and the rest of the world better access to Canadian music. In an average year, the Fund helps support over 400 album production projects and 1,100 marketing, touring and showcasing initiatives.
  • Through the Canada Music Fund, FACTOR and Musicaction receive financing to support the English and French music industries respectively, across the entire country. The Canada Arts Presentation Fund supports approximately 600 projects in more than 250 communities across Canada.
  • Since 2006-07, the Canada Cultural Investment Fund's Endowment Incentives component has provided more than $151 million in matching grants, leveraging private-sector donations of $204 million, for a total of over $355 million invested in public charitable foundations and benefiting the long-term financial health of 189 arts organizations across Canada.
  • Every year, the Canada Arts Training Fund supports almost 40 high-calibre training institutions that prepare Canadian artists with strong potential for professional national and international artistic careers.
  • Over the past five years, the Museums Assistance Program has supported the creation and circulation of around 100 travelling exhibitions, and has funded close to 300 institutions to host travelling exhibitions across the country.

Quotes

"Today's announcement demonstrates that we are serious about supporting Canadian arts, culture and heritage, which represent close to $50 billion in the Canadian economy and over 642,000 jobs."

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

"Our Government recognizes that arts and culture are important generators of economic growth, jobs and wealth in our communities. Canada has a rich history, and we are proud to create opportunities for Canadians to learn about it."

- The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament (Eglinton-Lawrence)

"The renewal of this funding is great news for Canadian musical artists and entrepreneurs, and we thank the Government of Canada for taking this important step. These funds, combined with those from private broadcasters, will create a stable and predictable funding environment for the next five years. We look forward to hearing the new and innovative Canadian musical works that this support makes possible."

- Duncan McKie, President, FACTOR

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Canada Arts Training Fund

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Backgrounder

Today's announcement includes the following projects:

Canada Music Fund (CMF)

The Canada Music Fund aims to increase creation and access to a diversity of Canadian music for audiences everywhere. CMF's third party administrators FACTOR and Musicaction assist new and emerging Canadian music artists, independent record labels and other music entrepreneurs in the English and French Canadian market respectively, by giving them the opportunity to create and promote Canadian recordings and to develop their craft. They also provides financial assistance for the undertaking of a variety of Collective initiatives.

In an average year, the CMF helps support over 400 album production projects and 1,100 marketing, touring and showcasing initiatives.
City Organization Project Year Funding
Toronto FACTOR New Musical Works Component Over five years
(2015-16 through 2019-20)
Up to $31,340,920
Toronto FACTOR Collective Initiatives Component Over five years
(2015-16 through 2019-20)
Up to $11,162,085
Montréal Musicaction New Musical Works Component Over five years
(2015-16 through 2019-20)
Up to $20,893,950
Montréal Musicaction Collective Initiatives Component Over five years
(2015-16 through 2019-20)
Up to $8,498,715
TOTAL: $71,895,670
Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF)

The CAPF is designed to give Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals and performances, and other arts events.
City Organization Project Year Funding
Toronto International Reading at Harbourfront International Festival of Authors Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$130,000
Toronto Africa New Music Festival Bana v'Afrique 2015 (2015-16) $18,000
Toronto Aluna Theatre panamerica ROUTES /
RUTAS panamericanas
Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$70,000
Toronto Ashkenaz Foundation Ashkenaz Festival and Series Presentations Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$80,000
Toronto CanAsian Dance Festival 2015 CanAsian International Dance Festival / 2016 KickStart Festival Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$70,000
Toronto Centre francophone de Toronto Saison culturelle 2015-16 et 2016-17 Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$20,000
Toronto Corporation of the City of Toronto Indigenous Arts Festival (2015-16) $40,000
Toronto Dance Immersion Ontario 2015-16 Presenting Activities (2015-16) $28,000
Toronto Dusk Dances Inc. Dusk Dances Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$90,000
Toronto Harbourfront Corporation (1990) Annual Festival and Performing Arts Presentation and Performing Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$600,000
Toronto Hot Docs Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (2015-16) $10,000
Toronto Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts Centre Dance! (2015-16) $25,000
Toronto Inside Out Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Toronto LGBT Film Festival Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$45,000
Toronto Lula Music and Arts Centre Lula 2015 (supplement for PanAm activities) (2015-16) $18,000
Toronto Macbeck Studios Inc. Dance Works 2015/16 and 2016/17 Mainstage Series Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$146,000
Toronto Native Earth Performing Arts Incorporated Weesageechak Begins to Dance 28 (2015-16) $30,000
Toronto New Music Concerts New Music Concerts 2015-16 Presentation Activities (2015-16) $15,000
Toronto Nia Centre for the Arts Incorporated South-North Griots Summit (2015-16) $15,000
Toronto Salon du livre de Toronto Festival des auteurs (2015-16) $7,000
Toronto Small World Music Society Small World 2015-16 and 2016-17 Season Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$180,000
Toronto Soulpepper Theatre Company Soulpepper Presents… / Soulpepper Cabaret Series / Soulpepper Family (2015-16) $30,000
Toronto Soundstreams Canada Concerts Soundstreams Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$240,000
Toronto Storytellers School of Toronto 2016 Storytelling Festival (2015-16) $12,000
Toronto Tangled Art + Disability Tangled Arts Festival 2015 - Strange Beauty (2015-16) $8,500
Toronto Tiger Princess Dance Projects Dance: Made in Canada / Fait au Canada Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$23,000
Toronto Toronto Blues Society Blues for All Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$40,000
Toronto Toronto Downtown Jazz Society TD Toronto Jazz Festival (2015-16) $80,000
Toronto Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$50,000
Toronto Toronto Summer Music Foundation Toronto Summer Music Festival Over two-years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$40,000
Toronto Wavelength Music Arts Projects Wavelength Music Series and Festivals 2015-16 (2015-16) $7,500
Toronto Why Not Theatre Why Not Theatre 2015-16 Presentation Series (2015-16) $50,000
TOTAL: $2,218,000
Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF) - Endowment incentives

The CCIF encourages private sector investment, partnership and sound business practices to help arts and heritage organizations be better rooted and recognized in their communities.
City Organization Project Year Funding
Toronto Canada's National Ballet School Canada's National Ballet School / L'École de ballet du Canada (2014-15) $617,960
Toronto Canadian Opera Foundation Canadian Opera Company (2014-15) $1,403,524
Toronto National Ballet of Canada Endowment Foundation National Ballet of Canada (2014-15) $970,057
Toronto Ontario Arts Foundation Company Theatre for Cultural Exchange and Education (2014-15) $14,551
Toronto Ontario Arts Foundation Elmer Iseler Singers (2014-15 $3,880
Toronto Ontario Arts Foundation Tafelmusik (2014-15) $89,299
Toronto Ontario Arts Foundation Toronto International Film Festival Inc. (2014-15) $6,364
Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music Foundation Royal Conservatory of Music (2014-15) $310,908
TOTAL: $3,416,543
Canada Arts Training Fund (CATF)

The CATF is designed to contribute to the development of Canadian creators and future cultural leaders by supporting the training of artists with high potential through organizations that offer training of the highest calibre.
City Organization Project Year Funding
Toronto b current Performing Arts Corporation Training in the arts (2015-16) $45,000
Toronto Canada's National Ballet School Training in the arts Over two years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$12,000,000
Toronto Canadian Opera Company Training in the arts Over two years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$600,000
Toronto Centre for Indigenous Theatre Training in the arts Over two years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$1,030,000
Toronto Dancer Transition Resource Centre Training in the arts (2015-16) $600,000
Toronto Harbourfront Corporation Training in the arts Over two years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$140,000
Toronto Kaha:Wi Dance Theatre Training in the arts (2015-16) $36,000
Toronto Obsidian Theatre Company Training in the arts (2015-16) $60,000
Hamilton National Academy Orchestra Training in the arts Over two years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$1,050,000
Toronto National Youth Orchestra Association of Canada Training in the arts Over two years
(2015-16) (2016-17)
$1,600,000
Toronto Soulpepper Theatre Company Training in the arts (2015-16) $110,000
TOTAL: $17,271,000
Museums Assistance Program (MAP)

The MAP supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections in Canada.
City Organization Project Year Funding
Toronto Art Gallery of Ontario AGO TMS Upgrade and Digital Asset Integration (2015-16) $15,000
Toronto Canadian Museum of Carpets and Textiles Textile Museum of Canada: Headwear/Hat Storage Upgrade (2015-16) $46,900
Toronto Canadian Museum of Inuit Art Collections Management Information System Upgrade at MIA (2015-16) $4,270
Toronto George R. Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art True Nordic: How Scandinavian Design Made Canada Modern Over three-years
(2015-18)
$165,500
Toronto Hart House - University of Toronto A Story of Canada Over three-years
(2015-18)
$311,540
Toronto Hart House - University of Toronto JMB/UTAC Rationalization and Optimization of Flat and Small 3D (2015-16) $39,000
Toronto Ontario Association of Art Galleries 205-16 Professional Development Program (2015-16) $28,980
Toronto Royal Ontario Museum Collection Management Database System (CMS) Project (2015-16) $49,900
Toronto Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Black Creek Pioneer Village Database Conversion (2015-16) $36,000
TOTAL: $697,090
GRAND TOTAL: $95,498,303

Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca