GRIMSBY, Ontario, February 23, 2010 - On behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, Dean Allison, Member of Parliament (Niagara West-Glanbrook), today announced funding for The Upper Canadian Antique Showcase magazine.
This funding will be used for The Upper Canadian Antique Showcase's freelance writing, editing, and photography costs, as well as for design and assembly of the magazine.
"A strong magazine sector contributes to our economy and allows Canadian stories, opinions, and perspectives to be told and heard," said Minister Moore. "The Upper Canadian Antique Showcase is a quality magazine, uniquely targeted to Canada's antiques and collectibles community."
"I am very pleased to see our Government is supporting the growth of this magazine," said Mr. Allison. "Each issue of The Upper Canadian Antique Showcase showcases a wide array of Canadian antiques and fine art, and strengthens Canadian culture."
"As Canada's only national paid-circulation magazine covering this important niche community, we bring collectors and the trade together in an empowering environment," said Sophie Bond, Publisher. "Yet, our larger mandate is even more important, as we preserve, promote, and present Canadian history through its material heritage. The grant helps make this possible."
Published six times a year, The Upper Canadian Antique Showcase features in-depth coverage of trends affecting the antique trade in Canada. Its articles are interesting to collectors, dealers, auctioneers, and antique lovers in general. Each issue contains feature stories on pieces and people, show and auction coverage, book reviews, interviews, and information on antiques from across Canada, and showcases national events and trends in antiques, fine art, folk art, and vintage collectibles.
The Government of Canada has provided funding of $20,793 through the Support for Editorial Content component of the Canada Magazine Fund. In February 2009, the Government announced that it would maintain its support for Canadian magazines through the creation of the Canada Periodical Fund, a modern, streamlined program that will replace the Canada Magazine Fund and the Publications Assistance Program. This new fund, which recently launched its Aid to Publishers component, will continue to invest in periodicals like this one to increase the overall health of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.
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