L’Agora des Arts to be updated and expanded

News release

MONTRÉAL, August 16, 2018

The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced a contribution of $1.2 million to l’Agora des Arts to allow the organization to develop a modern cultural infrastructure.

This investment by the Government of Canada, through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will allow the organization to upgrade its physical facilities and provide residents with better access to the arts by significantly increasing its capacity. The planned improvements include soundproofing the theatre, refurbishing the floor and balcony, and installing boxes, a rehearsal room, a reception area, and an elevator for people with limited mobility.

Quotes

“Our artists and creators contribute to Canada’s economy and enhance the quality of life for everyone in the community. That is why we are pleased to invest in cultural spaces like l’Agora des Arts that will enable people to create and be entertained by theatre and musical performances. Congratulations to the artists and artisans involved in this wonderful project.”

— The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

“We were delighted with the Government of Canada’s investment in our expansion and renovation project for l’Agora des Arts. This funding will allow us to improve our services to theatre and music patrons in our performance venues. In addition to providing a more comfortable experience and updating stage equipment, our improved reception facilities for young audiences and people with reduced mobility will make them the big winners in this essential project.”

—Réal Beauchamp, General Manager, Agora des Arts

Quick facts

  • L’Agora des Arts is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate and inform audiences in Rouyn-Noranda and the surrounding area. It offers high-quality, innovative programming that complements the artistic offerings of other arts professionals in the region.

  • This project involves the expansion and renovation of l’Agora des Arts. The planned improvements include soundproofing the theatre, refurbishing the floor and balcony, and installing private boxes, a rehearsal room, a reception area, and an elevator for people with limited mobility.

  • The modernization of the premises will double the facility’s annual capacity to as many as 25,000 people.

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Contacts

For more information (media only), please contact:

Simon Ross
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism
819-997-7788

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
819-994-9101
1-866-569-6155
pch.media-media.pch@canada.ca


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