The funding will support the theatre’s new offering of Francophone productions, as well as a Francophone arts education programming.
The Francophone component to the 2012 season will include Michel Tremblay’s Mambo Italiano, Theatre Cambrian’s first Francophone dinner theatre production, as well as Francophone arts education programming during summer months and March break.
The Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund helps not-for-profit culture and heritage organizations develop, promote and present unique events and exhibitions by providing support for promotion and marketing.
“We'd like to thank the provincial government and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund for their support,” Mark Mannisto, executive director for Theatre Cambrian, said. “This funding will help our organization become more community-oriented by allowing Theatre Cambrian to offer community theatre in a francophone setting.”
“Building our cultural sector is fundamental to strengthening our community and improving the quality of life for Sudburians,” Bartolucci said. “Adding a Francophone element to Theatre Cambrian’s lineup will help bring more visitors to our community.”
Quick Facts:- Since 2003, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund has provided $33 million in support to more than 320 events and festivals in 150 communities.
- In 2010, tourism generated more than $22 billion for Ontario's economy, an increase of more than seven per cent over 2009.
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