Member of Parliament Élisabeth Brière announces financial support for arts and culture organizations in Sherbrooke
SHERBROOKE, QC, May 27, 2021 /CNW/ – Arts and culture inspire us and bring us together. They also strengthen our communities and economy. In the past year, the pandemic has affected cultural organizations severely. Many are facing exceptional financial pressures, forcing them to redesign their programming or cancel activities. The Government of Canada is committed to maintaining its support for cultural organizations in these tough times.
That is why Élisabeth Brière, Member of Parliament (Sherbrooke), announced an investment of $250,400 for six Eastern Townships arts, culture and heritage organizations today. She made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
The six organizations receiving funding are la Corporation du printemps musical de Sherbrooke, le Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, le Festival des rythmes d’Afrique de Sherbrooke, le Festival des traditions du monde de Sherbrooke, La Fête du Lac des Nations and la Maison des arts de la parole’s Les jours sont contés storytelling festival.