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City awards fifteen local arts and culture organizations with Saint John Community Arts Funding

Mayor Don Darling, members of Council, and the Saint John Community Arts Board awarded $35,650 in funding at last night's council meeting.   

A total of $35,650 was awarded to fund fifteen projects and festivals set to take place in the upcoming year. These projects include a contemporary dance festival, a literary festival, a youth driven podcast, music in the classrooms, public art installations and a live concert series.

The annual program provides funding to allow local arts based, not-for-profit organizations opportunities to develop programs in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John.

These activities engage the public, allow the artists to grow and develop their practices, add to the vibrancy of the City.

This year, the Community Arts Funding program approved funding for the following projects:

  1. ARCf de Saint-Jean "Coup de Coeur"
  2. Commission de la Bibliotheque Le Cormoran "Salon du livre de Saint-Jean" 
  3. Connection Dance Works "PERSPECTIVE" 
  4. Connection Dance Works “Saint John Contemporary Dance Festival”
  5. Early Music Studio of Saint John Inc. "Saint John Early Music Festival Community Outreach"
  6. Fundy Fringe Festival/Saint John Theatre Company "Fundy Fringe Festival" 
  7. Girls Rock Camp/Quality Block Party "Saint John Rock Camp for Girls and Gender Creative Kids"
  8. The Greater Saint John Chinese Cultural Association Inc. "Chinese Youth Music Group"
  9. InterAction School of Performing Arts "How to be Kind Podcast”
  10. Loyalist City Shakespeare/Saint John Theatre Company "Shakespeare Variety Show"
  11. North Market Wharf Cultural Association "Made in New Brunswick Summer Series"
  12. Saint John Cycling Club Inc. "Beautification of Enduro Trails at Rockwood Park: Public Art"
  13. Saint John Jewish Historical Society Inc. "Every Stone Tells a Story" 
  14. Saint John String Quartet "Quartet in the Classroom"
  15. Symphony New Brunswick "Meet YOUR Symphony Orchestra"

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