Local arts organizations receive $727K in funding

Folk on the Rocks 2015
Main stage at Folk on the Rocks 2015. (Photo by MyTrueNorthNow.com staff.)
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The Canada Arts Presentation Fund will provide funding for three local arts organizations.

Member of Parliament, Michael McLeod, made the announcement yesterday. The Northern Arts and Cultural Centre, Folk on the Rocks, and the Association Franco-Culturelle de Yellowknife will receive a collective $727 000.

McLeod said the funding is to make sure people will be able to continue to enjoy the programming provided.

This funding will ensure that these organizations will continue to offer the valuable programming they’ve worked so hard to develop, while ensuring that Northerners continue to enjoy the benefits of their efforts, talents and success.

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The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage joined McLeod for the announcement. She said the Canadian Government is proud to promote arts and culture through these organizations.

Our government is proud to support organizations like these, which provide Canadians with high-quality artistic experiences in their communities. Through Creative Canada, the first-ever federal strategy to grow Canada’s creative industries, our government will continue to support our artists and creators in doing what they do best: telling our stories and bringing our culture to life.

The NACC is receiving $570,000 in funding; $190,000 per year over three years.

FOTR is receiving $37,000 in funding.

The AFCY is receiving $120,000; $30,000 per year over four years.

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