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New Dance Horizons Benefits from Federal Arts Funding

Minister Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay announces support for the Regina-based organization

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN -- (Marketwired) -- 08/14/14 -- The Government of Canada is providing total funding of $164,000 ($82,000 per year) to New Dance Horizons for its 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 seasons.

The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

--  Federal support will assist New Dance Horizons (NDH) in presenting
    Canadian dance and performance work through three series: the Performing
    Series, Blueprint Series and Prairie Dance Circuit. Performances are
    held at venues in Regina, including NDH's own studio theatre.
--  NDH's annual Performing Series presents the work of regional, national
    and international contemporary dance artists in three to five main stage
    productions.
--  The Blueprint Series is a tool for both emerging and established artists
    and invites audiences to witness works in progress.
--  The Prairie Dance Circuit showcases contemporary Canadian dance that
    defines the Prairie region as a place of distinctive modern expression:
    dance made by the Prairie community for the Prairie community.
--  Funding is provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the
    Department of Canadian Heritage. This 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.

Quotes

"Today's investment reiterates our Government's commitment to Canada's arts and culture community. We are helping provide residents and visitors alike with access to a variety of quality performances that allow us to celebrate and explore the remarkable talent of our country."

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

"I am pleased to be in Regina today to announce funding to an organization that enhances the vitality of this city through its work. New Dance Horizons is known for its innovation and its creativity, and I applaud them for contributing to our country's artistic excellence."

-The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Minister of National Revenue

"The steadfast support from Canadian Heritage is central to our celebration of contemporary dance. We are grateful for the opportunity to keep enriching Saskatchewan's cultural community many years into the future."

-Robin Poitras, Artistic and Managing Director, New Dance Horizons

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Canada Arts Presentation Fund

New Dance Horizons

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Contacts:
Marisa Monnin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
and Official Languages
819-997-7788

Carter Mann
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of National Revenue
613-995-2960

Roxanne Carriere
A/Regional Manager, Communications
Prairies and Northern Region
Canadian Heritage
204-984-8700 / Cell: 204-228-8866
[email protected]

Media Relations
Canadian Heritage
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