In connecting people in the Kitchener-Waterloo region with emerging Canadian and international artists, this organization makes an important cultural contribution to the region, and to the country as a whole," said Minister Oda. "Canada's New Government is committed to ensuring that all Canadians have access to top-quality artistic presentations, and we are pleased to provide this support to NUMUS.""This funding is an excellent example of our Government's commitment to the arts and to youth outreach," said Mr. Albrecht. "NUMUS helps develop emerging artists and provides youth with a meaningful way to spend their time.""NUMUS is thrilled to receive this funding from the Arts Presentation Canada program at Canadian Heritage," said Jennifer O'Connor, NUMUS General Manager. "The support of Canadian Heritage allows us to continue to present the best in innovative and experimental music to Waterloo Region and gives us opportunities to reach out to new audiences and youth with our work."NUMUS works to advance the public's knowledge of new music by providing performances of recently composed music with an emphasis on Canadian composers and musicians. Canada's New Government has provided this funding through the Arts Presentation Canada program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
This program seeks to give Canadians more access to direct experiences of the diversity and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.
Information: Véronique BruneauPress SecretaryOffice of the Minister of Canadian Heritage and Status of Women819 997-7788Jeff ChattertonLegislative Assistant to the Member of Parliament forKitchener-Conestoga613 992-4633Jaime BurkeA/Communications ManagerOntario RegionCanadian Heritage416 973-2050
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