Mélanie Joly announces major investments in the Canada Arts Presentation Fund

Mélanie Joly announces major investments in the Canada Arts Presentation Fund

QUEBEC CITYFeb. 11, 2018 /CNW/ – The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $30,000 in funding for the Réseau indépendant des diffuseurs d’événements artistiques unis (RIDEAU); this is in addition to the $360,000 already provided this year. These additional funds will enable RIDEAU to host several international delegations, including the largest Chinese delegation in its history. This support will allow Canadian artists to promote their work to Canadian and international broadcasters, as well as open new markets for our creators and cultural entrepreneurs.

On February 2, Minister Joly co-chaired the inaugural meeting of the Canada-China Joint Committee on Culture, which aims to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the fields of culture, creative industries, heritage and the arts. During this Canada-China Year of Tourism, there are many opportunities to build relationships between our countries, organizations and citizens, including the first Creative Industries Trade Mission to China next April.

In addition to the $30,000 awarded to the Bourse RIDEAU, the Government of Canada is allocating $20,000 to RADARTS Inc. (Réseau atlantique de diffusion des arts de la scène) and $17,500 to the creative export projects of Rencontre Théâtre Ado.

The Government of Canada is providing this funding through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund. The Fund provides financial assistance to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as organizations that support arts presenters. This Fund provides Canadians with access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities. Each year, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund supports approximately 600 arts festivals, professional performance series and other arts presentations in more than 250 cities or communities across the country.

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