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Supporting Arts, Culture and Multiculturalism in Newfoundland and Labrador

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The Government of Canada has provided more than $15,800,000 to Newfoundland and Labrador organizations since 2016

BAY ROBERTS, NL, Aug. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - Today Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage, was in Bay Roberts to highlight the support provided by the Government of Canada to arts, culture and multiculturalism organizations. He was accompanied by Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament (Avalon).

On behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, Mr. Casey announced that the Government of Canada has provided $15,892,533 in funding to organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador since 2016.

This funding has been provided in support of 762 initiatives promoting arts, heritage and multicultural initiatives throughout the province.

Quotes

"Our government's support to creators is clear, and each of the organizations being funded embody the richness and diversity of Newfoundland and Labrador. We know that investing in talented Canadians helps create jobs, stimulates innovation in all areas of our economy, and improves overall quality of life and sense of community."

—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

"As I've travelled the province this week from Corner Brook right here to Bay Roberts, I have seen firsthand how Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are truly innovating in the cultural sector. Our government is proud to support that work to ensure that the province's diversity of arts, culture and heritage continues to be celebrated and shared."

—Sean Casey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage

Quick Facts

Since April 1, 2016, total funding of $15,892,533 has been provided to support 762 initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Projects have received support through the following programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: the Aboriginal People's Program, Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Canada Book Fund, the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, the Canada Periodical Fund, Celebrate Canada, the Multiculturalism Program and the Museums Assistance Program.

A total of $4,374,133 in support from the Official Languages Funding Programs was shared among 46 projects in 4 communities across the province for the fiscal years 2016–17 to 2018–19.

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Aboriginal People's Program 

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage 

Canada Arts Presentation Fund 

Canada Book Fund 

Canada Cultural Investment Fund 

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund 

Canada Periodical Fund 

Celebrate Canada 

Multiculturalism Program

Museums Assistance Program 

 

Data Table




Program

Total Funding

Aboriginal People's Program

 

This program promotes, revitalizes and preserves Indigenous languages and cultures; strengthen Indigenous cultural identity; and increases Indigenous participation in Canadian society.

$1,557,642

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

 

This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

$1,249,637

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

 

The Fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances and other artistic experiences.

$1,298,842

Canada Book Fund

 

The Support for Organizations component of the Canada Book Fund contributes to the marketing and promotion of Canadian-authored books, and also serves to strengthen the infrastructure and efficiency of the Canadian book industry.

$658,292

Canada Cultural Investment Fund

 

The Fund encourages private sector investment, partnership and sound business practices to help arts and heritage organizations be better rooted and recognized in their communities.

$623,205

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

 

The Fund supports the improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation. It supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.

$5,716,926

Canada Periodical Fund

 

The Fund provides financial assistance to Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals to enable them to overcome market disadvantages and continue providing Canadian readers with the content they choose to read.

$3,352,229

Celebrate Canada

 

Celebrate Canada provides funding for activities organized on National Indigenous Peoples Day, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day, Canadian Multiculturalism Day and Canada Day.

$738,298

Multiculturalism Program

 

The Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program supports the socio-economic integration of individuals and communities and helps them contribute to building an integrated, socially cohesive society.

$248,006

Museums Assistance Program

 

This program supports heritage institutions and workers in the preservation and presentation of heritage collections.

$449,456

 

Backgrounder

Featured Projects

 

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage – Local Festivals component


City

Organization

Project

Year

Funding

Bay St. George

Bay St. George Mi'kmaq Cultural Revival Committee Inc.

11th Annual Powwow

2017–18

$13,400

This project supported the 11th edition of the Annual Powwow, which took place in July 2017. The festival programming included traditional Mi'kmaq drumming, dancing and teachings. These activities exposed people in the community to traditional Indigenous activities and ceremonies. The event featured 197 local performers, reached an audience of 7,500, and received support from 120 volunteers and 35 local community partners.

 

Canada Arts Presentation Fund – Programming


City

Organization

Project

Year

Funding

Woody Point

Friends of Writers at Woody Point Inc.

Writers at Woody Point 2017 to 2019

2017–18 to 2019–20

$33,000

This project supports funding for the 2017, 2018 and 2019 editions of the annual Writers at Woody Point Festival. The festival has expanded over the last few years to include more events, new venues and a larger variety of programming that includes theatre and multimedia presentations. Writers at Woody Point has been promoted and recognized nationally as a successful literary festival, and has been identified as a particularly successful player in the local cultural tourism mix. This festival ensures that audiences in an underserved rural area have increased access to the work of professional artists from across Canada and provides them with opportunities to participate.

 

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund – Renovations


City

Organization

Project

Year

Funding

Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

Arts and Culture Centres

2017–18 and 2018–19

$1,900,000

This project involves renovations and specialized equipment throughout the six venues of the Arts and Culture Centre system (St. John's, Gander, Grand Falls, Stephenville, Corner Brook and Labrador City). It will address access issues and provide facility improvements that benefit artists and patrons, including sound and lighting system improvements, the upgrade of public address systems, speakers, front-of-house and monitor consoles. Additionally, these systems will be standardized, enabling touring productions to use compatible equipment in each centre and thereby increasing production efficiency throughout the system.

 

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund – Specialized Equipment and Feasibility Studies


City

Organization

Project

Year

Funding

Norris Arm

Norris Arm Heritage Society

Fox Moth Museum Enhancement Project

2017–18

$40,376

This project supported the acquisition of specialized equipment for the Fox Moth Museum. It included upgrades to the museum's display units and storage area, interior and exterior lighting and climate control system, as well as the installation of interactive electronic tablets to the museum's current displays. It enabled the museum to improve its ability to present exhibitions, preserve its collections and offer the public a wider range of experiences.

 

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund – Construction and Renovation


City

Organization

Project

Year

Funding

Gros Morne

Gros Morne Summer Music

Graham Academy Renovation

2017–18

$487,709

The project supported the renovation of the former Presentation Sisters Convent into a three-storey, 5,775-square-foot cultural innovation hub called the Graham Academy ("the Academy"). The renovation included the creation of a digital immersion lab containing workshop, rehearsal and performance space, as well as spaces for studios, offices, storage, collaboration, meetings and development work.

 

Inter-Action: Multiculturalism Funding Program


City

Organization

Project

Year

Funding

St. John's

Sharing our Cultures Inc.

Sharing our Cultures Live Webcast

2016–17 and 2017–18

$31,250

Sharing our Cultures Inc. hosted Sharing our Cultures Live in March 2018. Students and members of the public interacted with culturally diverse youth online and in person during this event, which was designed to increase intercultural awareness and understanding and to contribute to social cohesion and inclusion in Canada. More than 6,600 people participated in the live webcast, including students; members of the Anglophone, Francophone and Indigenous populations; newcomers; and members of diverse cultural and faith communities.

 

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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