Minister Guilbeault announces investment in New Brunswick’s performing arts industry
The government of Canada invests in upgrades from Rogersville Lisa LeBlanc performance space.
ROGERSVILLE, NB, July 23, 2021 / CNW / – The performing arts have the power to strengthen communities, which is especially important now that we begin to come together after months of following health guidelines. That is why the government of Canada is pleased to support the thriving cultural scene of Rogersville and the Lisa LeBlanc performance space.
Today, the Honorable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced $ 249,261 for the Cultural Society of the greater region of Rogersville, an organization dedicated to helping nurture artists and artisans in the Northumberland County region and to promote Acadian culture and professional art in New Brunswick and abroad.
The investment from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund will allow the organization to offer a more diverse programming, featuring professional artists of various genres, in a performance space that meets the latest technical standards for theaters in its region. cut. The versatile 350-seat performance space will feature new sound and lighting equipment, stage curtains and acoustic panels that will better showcase the talents of the artists and create a more engaging experience for the audience. .
The government of New Brunswick also provides $ 143,000 for the purchase of this special equipment.
The government of Canada is proud to support the cultural and creative sectors as they begin their post-pandemic recovery and we all come back to life together. Today’s funding announcement, as well as $ 1.9 billion for arts, culture, heritage and sport organizations in the 2021 budget, will help ensure a strong and dynamic Canadian arts scene for years to come.
âOur government is committed to supporting the cultural and creative sectors by Canada. We are happy to help the Cultural Society of the Greater Region of Rogersville as it works to improve the performance experience for audiences and artists in New Brunswick and help promote this vibrant community.
âThe Honorable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage
âI am so happy that our government is contributing another $ 249,261 towards the fantastic Lisa LeBlanc performance space project. With this additional funding for a state-of-the-art lighting system, sound system, acoustic panels and curtains for the stage, we are ensuring that Rogersville and the surrounding area will be able to provide artists and performers with the equipment enabling them to offer a performance or production of professional quality. We have such a rich and diverse cultural heritage in our region – Acadian, Irish, Scottish and Indigenous – not to mention our ever-growing population of newcomers. I look forward to the wonderful and creative ways people across the region will use this great new performance space. “
– Pat finnigan, MP (Miramichi â Grand Lake)
“The province of New Brunswick, through the Regional Development Corporation, is pleased to have been one of the partners in the Salle Lisa LeBlanc project. This will benefit the health and well-being of residents of Rogersville and surrounding communities for many years to come.
âThe Honorable Gary Crossman, Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation, Government of New Brunswick
âIt was a collective effort of the whole community. We have waited many years for this to become a reality (Lisa LeBlanc performance space) and, with this excellent news from the federal government, we will be able to equip this hall. Thank you to everyone who was involved in one way or another in making this a reality. ”
– Jocelyne Bourque, President, Cultural Society of the greater Rogersville region
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund provides grants and contributions for artistic, cultural and heritage infrastructure projects across the country. The fund supports renovation and construction projects, the acquisition of specialized equipment and feasibility studies related to cultural spaces.
Since its creation in 2001, the Fund has supported more than 1,000 projects, including the renovation and construction of spaces for the performing arts, visual arts, media arts, museum collections, heritage exhibitions and poles. creative. The goal of the Fund is to provide Canadians in all regions, including underserved communities, with access to new or improved arts and heritage spaces in their communities.
The Cultural Society of the greater region of Rogersville is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to facilitate the development and fulfillment of artists and artisans of the great Rogersville region, to ensure a link between existing and new artistic and cultural activities in the region and to contribute to the promotion of Acadian culture and professional art.
Cultural society of the greater region of Rogersville (in French only)
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