February 13, 2014 – CAPACOA is pleased to see that the Government of Canada has renewed and made permanent the important programs at the Department of Canadian Heritage. CAPACOA also congratulates the government regarding the now-permanent $25 million to the Canada Council for the Arts.
“The Canadian presenting and touring sector is a proud partner to the Federal government in helping to ensure access for all Canadians to the live performing arts. We enthusiastically support and appreciate the renewal and transition to permanency for key PCH programs and Canada Council funding. We believe the government’s decisions reinforce the key findings in our “The Value of Presenting: A Study of Arts Presentation in Canada”, that demonstrate access to the arts increases quality of life for all.” said Paul Gravett, Board President. “The Government continues to invest in the arts and culture sector because it understands its value and impact. We move forward into the future together, prioritizing the everyday experience of our communities through the arts, in towns, villages and cities across this country.”
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