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Funding to encourage “innovation and creativity”

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Over the stretch of two years, Steinbach Arts Council is set to receive $24,000 in funding from the Canadian Government. The funding is being provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage and is intended to be used towards the 2015-16 and 2016-15 season Concert Show Series.

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, described the importance of such funding to Canadian culture.

“Investing in the arts encourages innovation and creativity, and provides opportunities for all Canadians to appreciate the rich diversity of our country. Our Government is pleased to support the Steinbach Arts Council in its ongoing efforts to foster Canadian artists and their works.”

Minister of Parliament (Provencher) Ted Fack made the announcement and lauded the impact that the Steinbach Arts Council has had on Steinbach and its surrounding communities. It is because of this organisation, he said, that residents have access to professional cultural experiences right here in their own community.

The Concert Show Series runs from September to May and includes performances that range from classical, folk and world music, to theatre, comedy and interdisciplinary performances. Also offered are diverse group of activities intended to enhance audience appreciation and garner interest from youth. These activities include workshops, public discussions, round-table presentations and lectures.

Cindi Rempel Patrick, CCO of Steinbach Arts Council was on hand to receive the finding on behalf of the council.

“We are thrilled to receive this support, as it enables us to provide professional artist programming for our entire Southeast region. It allows us to encourage new audiences by presenting diverse and unique arts entertainment from across the nation, hosting them on our local stage.”

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