Canada announces $32 million in new arts funding

Posted on: December 1, 2010

A report Friday (11/26) on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation website states, “Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore announced $32 million of arts and cultural funding on Friday, with dozens of organizations in the Toronto area to benefit. The spending is new funding that has never been announced and comes from the Canadian Heritage department’s annual budget, according to Codie Taylor, Moore’s press secretary. The investments are a move towards ‘harnessing the power of the arts and heritage to develop communities and stimulate Canada’s knowledge economy,’ Moore said in a statement. Moore made the announcement at the Toronto-based National Ballet School, which was the beneficiary of a large portion of funding on Friday. … More than 40, wide-ranging groups will benefit from the government money, including the Canadian Opera Company, the National Youth Orchestra, Harbourfront, the Toronto Blues Society, Dance Immersion Ontario and the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto.”

Posted December 1, 2010