Backgrounder Article from  Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing more than $2 million to nine organizations in Whitehorse and Dawson City

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

The Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in activities that present local arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage.

City

Organization

Project

Funding and Year

Dawson City

Dawson City Arts Society

Dawson City International Short Film Festival

$2,000 (2015–16)

Whitehorse

Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society

2016 Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Festival

$49,400 (2015–16)

 

TOTAL: $51,400

 

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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.

City

Organization

Project

Funding and Year

Dawson City

Dawson City Music Festival Association

Dawson City Music Festival and Concert Series

 

$32,000 (2016–17)

$32,000 (2017–18)

Dawson City

Dawson City Arts Society

Klondike Institute of Art and Culture Performing Arts Series

$7,500 (2016–17)

$7,500 (2017–18)

Whitehorse

Jazz Yukon

Jazz on the Wing

$20,600 (2016–17)

$20,600 (2017–18)

Whitehorse

Nakai Theatre Ensemble

Pivot Theatre Festival

$14,000 (2016–17)

$14,000 (2017–18)

Whitehorse

Whitehorse Concerts

Classical Currents

$22,000 (2016–17)

$22,000 (2017–18)

 

TOTAL: $192,200

 

 

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund program seeks to improve physical conditions for artistic creativity and arts presentation or exhibition. It is also designed to increase access for Canadians to performing, visual, and media arts, and to museum collections and heritage displays.

City

Organization

Project

Funding and Year

Whitehorse

Yukon Arts Centre

Sound System Renewal

$166,800 (2015–16)

 

TOTAL: $166,800

 

Development of Official-Language Communities Program

The Development of Official-Language Communities Program aims to foster the development of Canada’s minority Anglophone and Francophone communities and enable them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life.

City

Organization

Project

Funding and Year

Whitehorse

Association franco-yukonnaise

2016–19 programming

$491,853 (2016–17)

$491,853 (2017–18)

$491,853 (2018–19)

Whitehorse

Les EssentiElles

2016–19 programming

$46,707 (2016–17)

$46,707 (2017–18)

$46,707 (2018–19)

 

TOTAL: $1,615,680

 


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