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More than $4 million in federal arts funding announced in Alberta

Artists across Alberta will be getting a financial boost this fall.

Edmonton-Centre MP Randy Boissonnault announced Sunday on behalf of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism that more than $4 million in federal funding has been allocated to support more than 50 arts and cultural organizations across the province.

Speaking from the Fringe grounds on the festival’s final day, Boissonnault stressed that the announcement is part of closing the funding gap between artists in Alberta and in other provinces.

“Whether it’s the Edmonton Folk Music Festival, or right here at the International Fringe Festival, Edmonton punches well above its weight in the arts and culture,” said Boissonnault. “And I can tell you, it’s not only an economic boost, it’s a cultural boost.”

Currently, Alberta represents 8 per cent of Canada’s artists and receives around 5 per cent of federal arts funding, Boissonnault said. In July, minister of natural resources Amarjeet Sohi announced more than $64,000 in federal funding for the Edmonton Heritage Festival. To continue reading, click HERE
















Edmonton-Centre MP Randy Boissonnault announced on Sunday, August 25, 2019 that more than $4 million in federal funding has been allocated to support more than 50 arts and cultural organizations across the province.


Source: Edmonton Journal

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