Twenty local organizations became grant recipients of the 8th annual Community Arts Funding Program today, Mayor Mel Norton and members of the Saint John Community Arts Board presented cheques totally $25,000 at a ceremony held Friday, June 14,2013 at 11:30 am at the Saint John Arts Centre.
The Program is designed to provide project support for non-profit organizations or groups wishing to offer quality arts activities in any discipline of the creative arts within the City of Saint John. "The City understands that the arts are integral to Saint John's quality of life, community development, and overall climate for growth," said Mayor Norton. "More communities in Canada are looking to the arts to strengthen community ties, vitality, and capacity. This year's grant recipients demonstrate the strength of arts and culture in Saint John,"
The 2013 recipients are as follows. (view detailed version)
ARCf de Saint•Jean, $1,500
OPERA NEW BRUNSWICK, INC. $500
ASIAN HERITAGE SOCIETY OF NB, SAINT JOHN CHAPTER, $2,000
PORT CITY DANCE ACADEMY ('Accordance'), $1,800
CAMPUS RADIO SAINT JOHN, INC. $500
RONDOS OUT OF PROPORTION DANCE CO. $1,000
CONNECTION DANCE WORKS. $1,000
SAINT JOHN JEWISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM $400
EARLY MUSIC STUDIO OF SAINT JOHN INC. $1,800
SAINT JOHN THEATRE COMPANY INC. $1,800
FOG LIT FESTIVAL $1,000
SAINT JOHN THEATRE COMPANY $1,200
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES $600
HARVESTING THE ARTS FESTIVAL $1,200
INTERACTION THEATRE COMPANY INC. $1,800
SUMMER STRINGS ENRICHMENT CAMP $800
NEW BRUNSWICK MUSIC WEEK HOST $1,300
SYMPHONY NEW BRUNSWICK $1,400
THE ONE CHANGE INC. $1,800
THIRD SPACE GALLERY $1,800
"I am pleased to award grants to such a diverse and impressive group of organizations," said Norton. "These grants will help both the organizations and the City celebrate and showcase the artistic and cultural richness of our beautiful city. We thank these organizations for contributing to make Saint John a great city ... the Renaissance City"!