Benefitting from the funding is:
-5-Penny New Music Concerts - $7,292 toward its 2013-14 season ;
-Art Gallery of Sudbury - $47,700 toward its operations ;
-Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival - $20,000 toward its 2014 operations;
-Éditions Prise de parole - $71,750 toward its 2013-14 operations;
-Galerie du Nouvel Ontario - $11,500 toward 2014 Fair of Alternative Art of Sudbury;
-La Slague du Carrefour francophone - $11,000 toward its annual theatre camp; -Scriverner Press - $3,789 toward publication of 2013 titles;
-Silver Birch String Quartet - $9,000 toward its 2013-14 season;
-Sudbury Music Collective - $2,000 toward its 2013-14 season;
-Sudbury Symphony Orchestra Association - $20,000 toward its 2013-14 professional artistic costs;
-Théâtre du Nouvel Ontario $4,500 toward the touring of the production of - II (‘Deux’) to Québec.
“Our government recognizes the importance of ensuring a vibrant arts and cultural presence in our communities across the province,” said Sudbury MPP Rick Bartolucci in a news release. “Sudbury’s arts and culture community is thriving thanks to our government’s ongoing commitment to this sector.”
More than 250,000 Ontarians work in the arts and culture sector, representing 4.1 per cent of the provincial workforce. The culture sector generates $19.7 billion of Ontario’s gross domestic product; more than Ontario’s agriculture, fishing, mining, oil and gas extraction and utilities industries combined.
In 2012-2013, OAC funded 1,793 individual artists and 1,076 organizations in 232 Ontario communities, for a total of $52.1 million.