Canada Council for the Arts creates fund to give refugees free access to events

Canada Council for the Arts creates fund to give refugees free access to events

MONTREAL — The Canada Council for the Arts is creating a fund to help newly arrived Syrian refugees attend cultural events for free.

The $200,000 fund will support arts organizations that wish to provide free access to their performances, exhibitions or arts events for refugees.

Funding for the two-year initiative comes from the national arts funding agency and from Sun Life Financial.

The program will begin in April 2016.

The Canadian Press

Categories: Arts & Culture, National

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