Public Health Agency of Canada

08/05/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/05/2021 13:49

Government of Canada Invests in le Festival de musique émergente in Abitibi-Témiscamingue

ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE, Quebec, August 5, 2021

Arts and culture institutions play a vital role in our communities across Canada. For the past year and a half, the pandemic has had a severe impact on cultural organizations. Many of these organizations have been under significant financial pressure, having to either fully review their programming or cancel their activities. During these difficult times, the Government of Canada is committed to supporting the creative sector and adjusting its support according to the sector's needs.

That is why the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced $339,625 in Government of Canada funding for le Festival de musique émergente in Abitibi-Témiscamingue today.

The Canadian Heritage investment, provided through the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program ($50,000) and the Canada Arts Presentation Fund ($99,500), will allow people in the region and beyond to get back to enjoying live performances quickly, as part of the festival.

A $190,125 non-repayable contribution from Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, made through the Quebec Economic Development Program, will help with coordination and marketing efforts in 2021, 2022 and 2023.