$1 Million in Federal Arts Grants for PEI Announced
Charlottetown, PE, - May 23, 2012 – With the Federal Budget passed, numerous funding announcements are being made. Heritage Canada has announced support for 23 projects on Prince Edward Island.
Groups and initiatives receiving support include the King’s Playhouse, the Cavendish Beach Music Festival, the Société Saint-Thomas-d’Aquin, the Fédération des parents de l’Î.-P.-É., the TD PEI Jazz and Blues Festival, and the Confederation Centre of the Arts Foundation. The grand total is $1,092,983 with more than $600 thousand directed to enhancing Official Languages programs.
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.
Abegweit First Nation
Abegweit First Nation – 14th Mawiomi $10,900 (2012–2013)
Cavendish Music Festivals Inc. – Cavendish Beach Music Festival $15,900 (2012–2013)
Hillsborough River Area Development Corporation – Hillsborough River Eagle Festival $2,900 (2012–2013)
Island Media Arts Co-operative Limited (The) – Island Media Arts Festival $8,100 (2012–2013)
St. Louis Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Campout Committee – St. Louis Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Campout $2,900 (2012–2013)
St. Peter’s Bay St. Peter’s Area Development Corporation – The Frank Ledwell Storytelling & Comedy Festival $3,000 (2012–2013)
Charlottetown Small Halls Inc. – Festival of Small Halls $15,300 (2011–2012) $18,700 (2012–2013)
Town of Georgetown Festival & Events Committee –Town of Georgetown’s 100th Anniversary Centennial Celebration 2012 $47,200 (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.
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
The Canada Arts Presentation Fund 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.
Charlottetown and Summerside 100570 P.E.I. Inc. – TD PEI Jazz and Blues Festival $10,000 (2012–2013)
Town of Georgetown – Kings Playhouse $7,500 (2012–2013)
Canada Cultural Investment Fund – Endowment Incentives Component
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.
Community Foundation of Prince Edward Island – Indian River Festival Association Inc. $8,186 (2011–2012)
Confederation Centre of the Arts Foundation – Fathers of Confederation Building Trust $258,262 (2011–2012)