Federal Government Arts Grants Announced by Heritage Canada
Dieppe, New Brunswick, May 24, 2012 - Support for 49 projects in New Brunswick has been announced by James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
The funding supports a wide range of organizations and projects across the province, including many local festivals and cultural organizations. Groups and initiatives receiving support include the New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts, the Festival acadien de Caraquet, the Fredericton Playhouse, and Saint John’s Imperial Theatre.
The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $2,594,286 through various programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
$165,350 was set aside for Aboriginal Languagues Initiative to support the preservation and revitalization of Aboriginal languages. Other projects to receive funding are listed below:
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program
The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
Asian Heritage Month Committee – 2012 Asian Heritage Month Celebrations
Association du Monument national de Notre-Dame de l’Assomption (L’) – 100e
anniversaire du Monument Assomption
Campbellton Salmon Festival du Saumon Committee – Campbellton Salmon
Festival du Saumon
Commission consultative de la culture de Tracadie-Sheila Inc. – 100e anniversaire
de l’Académie Ste-Famille
Feels Good Community Inc. – Feels Good Folly Fest 2012
Festival by the Marsh Inc. – Festival by the Marsh: Back to the Future
Festival de la truite Inc. – 8e Festival de la truite
Festival Western de Saint-Quentin Inc. – 28e Festival Western de Saint-Quentin
Foire brayonne d’Edmundston Inc. (La) – La Foire brayonne 2012
Grand Falls Potato Festival Inc. – 52e Festival Régional de la Patate
Irish Festival Inc. (The) – 29th Miramichi Irish Festival
Perth–Andover Larlee Creek Hullabaloo Inc. – Larlee Creek Hullabaloo 2012
Maritime Countryfest Inc. – Maritime Countryfest 2012
Marysville Days 2012 / 150th Committee – Marysville Days / 150th Anniversary
Renaissance Sackville Inc. – Sackville 250
River Valley Arts Alliance Inc. – 2012 Dooryard Arts Festival
Rock ‘N Roll Festival Miramichi, NB, Inc. – Rock ‘N Roll Festival 2012
Saltyjam Festival Inc. – Saltyjam 2012
Société culturelle régionale Népisiguit Inc. (La) – Le Festival des mots 2012
St. Mary’s First Nation – Wolastoqiyik Powwow
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
Carleton–Victoria Arts Council Inc. – 2012–2013 Carleton–Victoria Arts Presentation Series $6,000 (2012–2013)
Coopérative de Théâtre l’Escaouette Ltée (La) – 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 seasons $25,000 (2012–2013) $20,000 (2013–2014)
Festival acadien de Caraquet Inc. (Le) – Programmation du 50e anniversaire, édition 2012 $101,383 (2012–2013)
Imperial Theatre Inc. – Imperial Theatre Presentation and Outreach: Season 19 $55,000 (2012–2013)
New Brunswick Highland Games and Scottish Festival Inc. – New Brunswick Highland Games Festival $5,000 (2012–2013)
Moncton Productions Dansencorps Inc. (Les) – Atlantic Dance FESTIVAL danse atlantique 2012 $18,000 (2012–2013)
Festival des arts visuels en Atlantique – Corps à corps avec l’art $23,000 (2012–2013)
SappyFest Inc. – SappyFest $10,000 (2012–2013)
Société culturelle des Tracadilles Inc. (La) – Festival Moisson d’art $14,000 (2012–2013)
The Community Life component aims to enable the federal government to work with partners to offer official-language minority communities access to services in their own language, as well as the infrastructure necessary to ensure their growth and development.
The Promotion of Linguistic Duality component of the Enhancement of Official Languages Program aims to help organizations from various sectors undertake or continue activities that promote a better understanding or appreciation of linguistic duality and to build stronger linguistic and cultural links among members of the two official-language communities.
Canada Cultural Spaces Fund
Fredericton Playhouse Inc. – Lighting Upgrade $38,255 (2011-2012)
The Endowment Incentives Component encourages Canadians to support professional, not-for-profit arts organizations. This year, the Government of Canada is contributing 81 cents for every dollar donated by the private sector.
Imperial Theatre Foundation Inc. – Imperial Theatre Inc. $193,889 (2011–2012)
New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts Inc. – Festival littéraire international Northrop Frye International Literary Festival, Inc. $15,818 (2011–2012)
New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts Inc. – Musical Ventures $667 (2011–2012)
New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts Inc. – New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-operative Ltd. $3,274 (2011–2012)
New Brunswick Foundation for the Arts Inc. – Organization for the Development of Artists - Gallery Connexion $928 (2011–2012)
Symphony New Brunswick Foundation Inc. – Symphony New Brunswick Inc. $111,921 (2011–2012)
Theatre New Brunswick Foundation – Beaverbrook Auditorium Inc. $40,929 (2011–2012)
GRAND TOTAL, ALL PROGRAMS: $2,594,286