Parliamentary Secretary Arif Virani Highlights $6.9 million in Arts and Culture Funding in London and Chatham
LONDON, July 25, 2018
Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today highlighted $6.9 million in recent government funding for arts and culture organizations in London and Chatham. Mr. Virani made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism.
The funding helps arts and culture organizations promote the arts, support local festivals and encourage emerging and established artists.
“Our government believes that the arts help unify and inspire all Canadians. We are proud to support these organizations, which celebrate the unique culture of both cities. These investments will help local arts professionals continue their work in uniting and inspiring people in London and Chatham.”
—The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
“The arts and culture communities in London and Chatham provide a wonderful reflection of the amazing culture and heritage in each city. Our support will help ensure that these local arts scenes remain strong and vibrant.”
—Arif Virani, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
Since 2016, total funding of $6.9 million has been provided to 56 organizations in the London and Chatham areas.
Projects have been funded under the following programs: Aboriginal Languages Initiative, Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage, Canada Arts Presentation Fund, Canada Book Fund, the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, Canada Periodical Fund, Celebrate Canada, Multiculturalism Program, Museums Assistance Program, and Youth Take Charge Program.
See the backgrounder for additional information.
For more information (media only), please contact:
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
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