Government of Canada provides support for the Grand Theatre and the
LONDON, ON, Feb. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Susan Truppe, Parliamentary Secretary
for Status of Women and Member of Parliament (London North Centre),
today announced funding totalling $125,000 for two of London's arts
organizations on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official
Languages Shelly Glover.
Through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund (CAPF), the Government of
Canada has provided $100,000 to support the Grand Theatre in presenting its Performing Arts Series in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016.
The Government of Canada has also provided $25,000 through the CAPF to
the London Fringe Theatre Festival to support its annual festival, which will run June 4 to 15, 2014.
•The Grand Theatre's Main Stage Series will be a presented on their
839-seat proscenium Main Stage Theatre and 150-seat McManus Studio
In 2014, London Fringe will be celebrating 15 years of promoting
independent theatre artists and their companies, and providing them
with a platform to showcase their works to a large audience.
"It's an honour today to announce the funding for the Grand Theatre and
the London Fringe. These two institutions have enriched our community
with live performances by talented artists."
— Susan Truppe, Member of Parliament (London North Centre)
"Today's announcement demonstrates our commitment to supporting
organizations like the Grand Theatre and the London Fringe that
increase access to the richness of Canada's culture through outstanding
—Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"Thanks to the generous funding from the Canada Arts Presentation Fund,
the Grand Theatre can continue to present exceptional and diverse
programs from across Canada. Being able to present such eclectic
programming and performers on both of our stages broadens our scope,
diversifies our repertoire, and helps us build new audiences. We are
very grateful for this investment in the arts."
—Deb Harvey, Executive Director, Grand Theatre
"The London Fringe has supported over 700 theatre companies and more
than 500 visual artists in our city, ensuring that they have the
opportunity to showcase their talents to a wide audience. Funding
support from the Department of Canadian Heritage means that the London
Fringe can provide the best possible venues, technical assistance and
marketing, allowing artists to focus on presenting their best work."
—Kathy Navackas, Executive Producer, London Fringe Theatre Festival
Canada Arts Presentation Fund
The Grand Theatre
The London Fringe Festival
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