Minister Guilbeault Announces Investment in the New Brunswick Performing Arts Industry
Rogersville: The performing arts have the power to strengthen communities, which is especially important now as 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 in Rogersville and the Lisa LeBlanc performance space.
Today, the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced $249,261 for the Société culturelle de la grande région de Rogersville, an organization dedicated to helping nurture artists and artisans in the Northumberland County area and promote Acadian culture and professional art in New Brunswick and abroad.
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund investment will allow the organization to offer more diverse programming, featuring professional artists from a variety of genres, in a performance space that meets the latest technical standards for theatres of its size. The 350-seat multipurpose performance space will have new sound and lighting equipment, stage curtains and acoustic panels that will better showcase the artists’ talents and create a more engaging experience for audiences.
The Government of New Brunswick is also providing $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 return to life together. Today’s funding announcement, along with $1.9 billion for the arts, culture, heritage and sport organizations in Budget 2021, will help ensure a strong and vibrant Canadian arts scene for years to come.