The Government of Canada announced funding last weekend for the Port Moody Arts Centre Society, helping to stimulate Port Moody’s economy and contribute to the community’s cultural vitality.
The funding will support the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Port Moody. The project will enable the Port Moody Arts Centre Society to renovate a historic building for use as a centre for arts workshops, training, ongoing programs, and special events. The funds also support the Port Moody Festival of the Arts over the next two years. The festival takes place in late September, featuring presentations of music, comedy, theatre, literary and visual arts, as well as workshops and other activities that engage the community.
The Government of Canada has provided total funding of $500,785 over two years (2012–2013 and 2013–2014) to the Society through two programs of the Department of Canadian Heritage: Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage ($480,785) and the Canada Arts Presentation Fund ($20,000).
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. The Canada Arts Presentation Fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada’s culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.