Funding found for Golden District Arts Council

Funding for the Golden District Arts Council was announced.

Arts and culture in the Kootenays received a boost.

Funding for the Golden District Arts Council was announced by David Wilks, Member of Parliament (Kootenay–Columbia), on behalf of the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Senior Regional Minister for British Columbia.

Funding will support the 2012–2013 and 2013–2014 performing arts series, to be presented in Golden’s newly renovated Civic Centre. This investment will provide residents and visitors alike with access to live performances, in a variety of disciplines, by emerging and established artists from British Columbia and across Canada.

“Our Government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in organizations that showcase and promote Canada’s talent,” said Minister Moore. “By supporting this local performing arts series, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy, create jobs, and support arts, culture and heritage.”

“Investing in arts and culture is central to the economic health of communities across Canada,” said Mr. Wilks. “The Golden District Arts Council continues to present high-calibre arts performances for residents and tourists. I am thrilled to see arts and culture alive and thriving in Golden.”

“Kicking Horse Culture is delighted and grateful for the Government of Canada’s continuing support of Golden’s Live Kicks performing arts series,” said Bill Usher, Executive Director, Kicking Horse Culture. “Combined with the support of our members and audiences, local business champions and other funders, the Canada Arts Presentation Fund program provides the opportunity for us to present Canadian artists, performing a diverse mix of music, theatre and dance programming, to our rural community. This all helps make our small town a great place to live and to visit!”

The Golden District Arts Council is a non-profit organization that aims to support, develop and present arts and cultural programming and arts education opportunities in the community. Since 2004, the Council has presented under the banner Kicking Horse Culture.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $20,000 over two years (2012–2014) through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program 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.

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