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Anglo groups seek culture cash

The Low Down to Hull & Back News, by Cynthia Vukets

Several community groups for anglophone Quebeckers are hoping a new federal government fund will promote English arts and culture in the province. The federal government has promised $3.5 million per year for minority linguistic communities within the “Cultural Development Fund” program. The funding is part of a larger initiative to promote both official languages. Community Groups such as the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) and the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) are saying the program will help develop arts, culture, and heritage programs in official language minority communities. Read more…

Anglos warm to new cultural funding

The Monitor, Toula Foscolos

Organizations serving English-speaking Quebec say that a new national funding program for arts, culture and heritage has the potential to nurture a cultural renaissance among official language minority communities across the country.

“Recognizing the value of arts, culture and heritage opens the door to exciting new ways of strengthening Canada’s minority language communities,” said Guy Rodgers, president of the English Language Arts Network (ELAN) following last week’s announcement that Ottawa will spend $3.5 million a year to help support and strengthen the rich cultural, artistic, and heritage expression of Francophone and Anglophone minorities.

[…] ELAN and QAHN have worked closely with the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN) to come up with ideas on how this new fund can provide maximum impact and benefit for Canada’s minority language communities. These groups recently developed a joint policy framework that defines key areas of intervention over the next five years. The Arts, Culture and Heritage Policy Framework for English-speaking Quebec is available on www.qcgn.ca. Read more…