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…