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Government of Canada supports the Carrefour international de theatre de Quebec

QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 05/22/14 -- Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Suzanne Fortin-Duplessis, Senator, today announced $290,000 in funding for the Carrefour international de theatre de Quebec. Of this amount, $145,000 is for the 15th edition of the Carrefour, which is taking place from May 22 to June 12, 2014; an identical sum has been allocated for the 2015 edition. Senator Fortin-Duplessis made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

This funding, granted under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, will allow Quebec City's residents and visitors to discover the best of national and international theatre.

Quick Facts


--  The 15th Carrefour international de theatre de Quebec will consist of
    more than 50 performances and 35 social activities, in addition to
    lively evenings at Le Zinc cafe-bar.
--  This year the festival will again offer the ambulatory show Ou tu vas
    quand tu dors en marchant...? ("Where do you go when you
    sleepwalk...?"), a spectacular free event in the streets of Quebec City.
--  About 45,000 people attend the event each year.

Quotes

"Through its support for high-quality initiatives like the Carrefour international de theatre de Quebec, the Government of Canada is showcasing the talent of artists and promoting greater access to culture."

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Congratulations to the organizers and volunteers of the Carrefour international de theatre de Quebec on their commitment to democratizing theatre while providing a showcase for young artists."

- The Honourable Suzanne Fortin-Duplessis, Senator

"I wish to thank Canadian Heritage for supporting the Carrefour international de theatre and the cultural vitality of our city. By supporting this festival, Canadian Heritage is partnering with a dynamic and key player in the development of audiences and the growth of professional artisans and artists, who are at the heart of this vitality."

- Dominique Violette, General Manager, Carrefour international de theatre

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Carrefour international de theatre

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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