Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

June 26, 2014 14:00 ET

Supporting the Performing Arts in Mississauga

Mississauga Living Arts Centre receives support for its annual presentation series

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 26, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada has provided the Mississauga Living Arts Centre (LAC) with $80,000 over two years through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund to present their year-round performing arts series. From September to June in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016, the LAC will present an average of 20 shows with performances in a variety of disciplines, including jazz, world, popular, classical and folk music, as well as dance, opera, spoken word, and musical theatre.

Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament (Mississauga East-Cooksville), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • To support the growth of its children's programming, in 2015 the Living Arts Centre will introduce a three-day children's festival, with two days of performances for schools and one for the public.
  • The LAC serves as the performance outlet for dozens of Mississauga arts organizations and community cultural groups, including the Mississauga Choral Society, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra, and Mississauga International Children's Festival, as well as 30 community organizations.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to support organizations that engage communities through arts and culture and also stimulate the local economy. Arts and culture bring us together to celebrate the remarkable talent and cultural diversity that we have right here in Canada."

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

"I am pleased to see our Government's support for quality culturally diverse arts programming such as that offered by the Living Arts Centre. This performance series contributes to the region's cultural vitality and showcases its cultural and ethnic diversity."

-Wladyslaw Lizon, Member of Parliament (Mississauga East-Cooksville)

"We are delighted to receive support from Canadian Heritage through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. The funding is instrumental in helping provide our community with French and English school and youth programming in the Centre, providing a showcase for Canadian artists in our theatres, and assisting in presenting under-represented genres in dance and spoken word theatre. It truly helps the Centre provide something for everyone."

-Ron Lenyk CEO, Living Arts Centre

Associated Links

Mississauga Living Arts Centre

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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    Canadian Heritage
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