Minister Shelly Glover Announces Funding for Nova Scotia Arts and Culture

Aug 23, 2013, 10:30 ET from Canadian Heritage

HALIFAX, Aug. 23, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for 72 projects in the Nova Scotia arts, culture and heritage sector.

"Our Government knows the importance of supporting arts, culture and heritage," said Minister Glover. "This sector is essential to our society, our communities, and our economy. By supporting all of these projects, we are shining a spotlight on our rich history and helping provide Canadians with access to unique cultural experiences."

"We were delighted to receive such a generous match from Canadian Heritage toward our Listen to the Future Endowment Campaign," said Dale Godsoe, Chair of the campaign. "We are extremely grateful to Canadian Heritage for its ongoing support of our Campaign. The funds received from its matching program will help to ensure that Symphony Nova Scotia is able to continue serving our community and making incredible music well into the future."

This financial support will allow recipients to provide rich cultural experiences to residents of and visitors to Nova Scotia. The projects receiving funding include Antigonight: Art After Dark, the Bluenose Ghosts Festival, the Festival de la parole de la Baie Sainte-Marie, and the Symphony Nova Scotia Society.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of close to $2 million through the following programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, Canada Arts Presentation Fund, the Endowments Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund and the Museums Assistance Program.

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Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage
This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.
City Organization Project Financial Year Amount
Yarmouth ACADIA FIRST NATION Gold River Pow Wow 2013 2013-2014 $12,500
Dartmouth AFRICA FESTIVAL OF ARTS AND CULTURE SOCIETY (AFACS) Africa Festival of Arts and Culture 2013 2013-2014 $3,300
Halifax AFRICVILLE GENEALOGY SOCIETY Annual Africville Festival / Reunion 2013-2014 $4,600
Dartmouth ALDERNEY LANDING ASSOCIATION Bluenose Ghosts Festival 2013-2014 $25,900
Dartmouth ALDERNEY LANDING ASSOCIATION Christkindlmarket Festival 2013-2014 $21,900
Dartmouth ALDERNEY LANDING ASSOCIATION Halifax Regional Municipality Commemorates the War of 1812 2013-2014 $192,000
Lawrencetown ANNAPOLIS VALLEY EXHIBITION SOCIETY Annapolis Valley Exhibition 2013 2013-2014 $12,500
Antigonish ANTIGONISH CULTURE ALIVE ASSOCIATION Antigonight: Art after Dark 2013-2014 $10,300
Antigonish ANTIGONISH HIGHLAND SOCIETY (THE) 150th Anniversary of the Antigonish Highland Games 2012-2013 $93,500
Wedgeport ASSOCIATION DU FESTIVAL ACADIEN DE WEDGEPORT Festival acadien de Wedgeport 2013-2014 $2,000
Dominion CAPE BRETON FIDDLERS ASSOCIATION Festival of Cape Breton Fiddling 2013 2013-2014 $3,300
Chester CHESTER ART CENTRE ASSOCIATION Chester Art Festival 2013-2014 $3,000
Christmas Island COMUNN FEIS AN EILEIN SOCIETY 23rd Annual Feis an Eilein 2013-2014 $3,500
Dartmouth CONSEIL COMMUNAUTAIRE DU GRAND-HAVRE Festival des cultures francophones 2013-2014 $14,900
Tatamagouche CREAMERY SQUARE ASSOCIATION Tatamagouche Tattoo Festival 2013 2013-2014 $7,900
Wolfville DEEP ROOTS MUSIC CO-OPERATIVE LIMITED (THE) The Canadian Deep Roots Music Festival 2013-2014 $11,100
Belmont DOWNEAST BLUEGRASS AND OLDTIME MUSIC SOCIETY 42nd Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Festival 2013-2014 $3,100
Port Hawkesbury FESTIVAL OF THE STRAIT SOCIETY Festival of the Strait 2013-2014 $7,500
New Glasgow FESTIVAL OF THE TARTANS COMMITTEE (THE) Festival of the Tartans 2013-2014 $6,400
New Ross FORTIES COMMUNITY CENTRE (THE) Oktoberfest 2013-2014 $2,000
Louisbourg FORTRESS LOUISBOURG ASSOCIATION Louisbourg 300 2013-2014 $93,000
Halifax FRIENDS OF HALIFAX COMMON ASSOCIATION Halifax Common Festival - 250 2013-2014 $42,600
Liverpool FRIENDS OF HANK SNOW SOCIETY (THE) 23rd Annual Hank Snow Tribute 2013-2014 $11,600
Liverpool FRIENDS OF HANK SNOW SOCIETY (THE) Hank Snow's 100th Birthday Anniversary Celebrations 2013-2014 $50,432
Halifax HALIFAX PRIDE COMMITTEE Halifax Pride Festival 2013-2014 $27,800
Hantsport HANTSPORT HARVEST FEST SOCIETY Hantsport Harvest Fest 2013-2014 $2,000
Lockeport HARMONY BAZAAR:  FESTIVAL OF WOMEN & SONG SOCIETY Harmony Bazaar Festival of Women and Song 2013-2014 $5,100
Halifax HOPSCOTCH URBAN ART EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Hopscotch Halifax 2013 2013-2014 $9,700
Kennetcook KENNETCOOK SOCIETY FOR ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEVELOPMENT Kennetcook Summerfest (Culture and Heritage Festival) 2013-2014 $13,800
Lake Charlotte LAKE CHARLOTTE AREA HERITAGE SOCIETY (THE) Annual Women's Heritage Celebration 2013-2014 $2,000
Liverpool LIVERPOOL UKULELE CEILIDH SOCIETY 5th International Ukulele Ceilidh 2013-2014 $3,900
Mahon eBay MAHONE BAY CENTRE SOCIETY 100th Anniversary Mahone Bay Old School 2013-2014 $14,400
Dartmouth MARITIME FIDDLE FESTIVAL Maritime Fiddle Festival 2013-2014 $5,800
Middle Musquodoboit MIDDLE MUSQUODOBOIT AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Halifax County Exhibition 2013-2014 $4,100
First South MI'KMAQ & FRENCH DESCENDENTS REUNION ASSOCIATION (THE) Mi'kmaq Acadian Cultural Festival and Reunion 2013-2014 $2,400
Truro MILLBROOK POWWOW COMMITTEE Millbrook Annual Powwow 2013-2014 $6,300
Halifax MULTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA RBC Multicultural Festival 2013-2014 $9,300
New Glasgow NEW GLASGOW RIVERFRONT MUSIC JUBILEE SOCIETY New Glasgow Riverfront Music Jubilee Festival 2013-2014 $16,900
New Ross NEW ROSS REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY New Ross Christmas Festival 2013-2014 $2,300
New Waterford NEW WATERFORD CENTENNIAL SOCIETY New Waterford 100th Anniversary Centennial 2013-2014 $15,800
Halifax NORTH END BUSINESS ASSOCIATION The 250th Anniversary of the Naming of Gottingen Area 2013-2014 $90,000
Pictou Landing PICTOU LANDING POWWOW COMMITTEE Pictou Landing First Nation 22nd Annual Powwow 2013-2014 $7,200
Liverpool PRIVATEER DAYS COMMISSION Privateer Days 2013 2013-2014 $32,600
Brooklyn QUEENS RECREATIONAL BOATING ASSOCIATION Queens County Seafest 2013 2013-2014 $8,300
Bass River RED CLAY STUDIO SOCIETY White Rabbit 2013-2014 $2,000
River John RIVER JOHN FESTIVAL DAYS ASSOCIATION River John Festival Days 2013-2014 $2,000
Halifax ROYAL NOVA SCOTIA INTERNATIONAL TATTOO SOCIETY Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo 2013-2014 $22,000
Yarmouth SEAFEST ASSOCIATION Seafest and Rudder's Parade of Lights 2013-2014 $10,200
Petit de Grat SOCIETE DU FESTIVAL ACADIEN DE PETIT DE GRAT Festival Acadien de Petit-de-Grat 2013-2014 $2,600
Grand-Pré SOCIÉTÉ PROMOTION GRAND-PRÉ (LA) Journées acadiennes à Grand-Pré 2013 2013-2014 $3,300
Bridgewater SOUTH SHORE EXHIBITION COMMISSION South Shore Exhibition 2013-2014 $21,300
Bridgewater SOUTH SHORE IN MOTION FESTIVAL SOCIETY South Shore in Motion Festival 2013-2014 $5,600
Yarmouth TRI-COUNTY MULTICULTURAL ASSOCIATION Tri-County Multicultural Festival 2013-2014 $3,400
St. Peter's VILLAGE-ON-THE-CANAL ASSOCIATION St. Peter's Festival of Trees 2013-2014 $2,000
Wagmatcook WAGMATCOOK CULTURE & HERITAGE CENTRE Wagmatcook Aboriginal Art Festival 2013-2014 $10,800
Windsor WINDSOR AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Hants County Exhibition 2013-2014 $3,300
Yarmouth YARMOUTH COUNTY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Western Nova Scotia Exhibition 2013-2014 $6,900
  TOTAL: $1,013,932
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.
City Organization Project Financial Year Amount
Saulnierville ASSOCIATION LE MOULIN DE LA BAIE SAINTE MARIE (L') Concert series 2013-2014 $16,500
Dartmouth ATLANTIC FLAMENCO PRODUCTIONS SOCIETY 2013 Fall for Flamenco Festival 2013-2014 $7,000
Halifax ATLANTIC FRINGE FESTIVAL SOCIETY (THE) Atlantic Fringe Festival 2013-2014 $34,000
Dartmouth CONSEIL COMMUNAUTAIRE DU GRAND-HAVRE Cultural Programming 2013-2015 2013-2014 $11,000
Pictou DECOSTE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE SOCIETY Seasonal Programming 2013-2014 $6,500
Little Brook FESTIVAL ACADIEN DE CLARE Festival acadien de Clare 2013 2013-2014 $25,000
Annapolis Royal KING'S THEATRE SOCIETY Live Presents 2013-2014 $21,000
Saulnierville MAISON LA BOUCHE ROUVERTE ASSOCIÉE Festival de la parole de la Baie Sainte-Marie 2013-2014 $28,000
Windsor MERMAID THEATRE OF NOVA SCOTIA MIPAC Entertainment Series 2013/2014, 2014/2015 2013-2014 $16,000
Halifax PRISMATIC ARTS SOCIETY Prismatic 2013-2014 $43,000
Parrsboro SHIP'S COMPANY THEATRE SOCIETY  (THE) Ship's Company Theatre Presents - 2013 and 2014 Presenting Activities 2013-2014 $18,000
Halifax ST. CECILIA CONCERT SOCIETY (THE) All for Music...Music for All 2013-2014 $47,000
Port Hawkesbury TOWN OF PORT HAWKESBURY Granville Green Concert Series 2013-2014 $7,000
  TOTAL: $280,000

Canada Cultural Investment Fund: Endowment Incentive
Through this component, the Government of Canada is encouraging arts organizations to build new revenue streams. Canadians are encouraged to support the arts by providing donations to an arts organization's endowment fund. The government provides a funding incentive for these donations.
City Organization Project Financial Year Amount
Halifax SYMPHONY NOVA SCOTIA FOUNDATION Symphony Nova Scotia Society 2012-2013 $554,027
  TOTAL: $554,027

Museums Assistance Program
This program provides funding to Canadian museums and related institutions for projects that foster excellence in museum activities and that facilitate access to the treasures of our collective heritage.
City Organization Project Financial Year Amount
Halifax ASSOCIATION OF NOVA SCOTIA MUSEUMS Collections Management Database Capacity Building and Museum Studies Training 2013-214 $94,193
  TOTAL: $94,193





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