Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 03, 2015 10:00 ET

Supporting Experimental Music in Meaford

Government of Canada provides funding for the Electric Eclectics Festival

MEAFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 3, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $30,000 in funding over two years to support the 2015 and 2016 Electric Eclectics Festival ($15,000 for 2015-16 and $15,000 for 2016-17). Funding is provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Larry Miller, Member of Parliament (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound), made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • Electric Eclectics is an outdoor festival of experimental music and sound art which takes place every summer near Meaford, Ontario.
  • Each edition of the festival presents approximately 30 avant-garde and crossover Canadian and international musicians, as well as music-related art installations.
  • The Canada Arts Presentation Fund is designed to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities by providing funding to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series.

Quotes

"Today's announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment to giving Canadians access to quality artistic performances. We are proud to partner with organizations that bring creative cultural activities to our communities."

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

"I am very pleased that the federal government will support the Electric Eclectics Festival for the next two years. This has been a very popular festival that draws a number of people to Bruce and Grey for this unique event. I am looking forward to the continued success of this festival for years to come."

-Larry Miller, Member of Parliament, (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound)

"As an annual festival that presents avant-garde, exploratory music and art, in a rural setting, the Electric Eclectics Festival is unique to our region, and it is safe to say that we are a one-of-a-kind cultural event in the rural county of Grey-Bruce. We also attract a sizeable audience to our festival, thus bringing in significant tourism visits to our local community of Meaford, Ontario. The funding received from the Department of Canadian Heritage is crucial to the existence of the Electric Eclectics Festival, as without this support we would not continue to function."

-Gordon Monahan, Director, Electric Eclectics Festival

Associated Links

Electric Eclectics

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information

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

    Renee Mactaggart
    Regional Communications Director
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    renee.mactaggart@pch.gc.ca

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