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Alianait Arts Festival Celebrates 10 Years with Unique Performing and Visual Artists

Government of Canada confirms funding for the 2014 and 2015 editions of the festival

IQALUIT, NUNAVUT -- (Marketwired) -- 06/27/14 -- The Government of Canada is providing financial support to the Alianait Entertainment Group for the 2014 and 2015 editions of the Alianait Arts Festival and Concert Series.

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister for the Arctic Council, and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, today announced funding of $170,000 ($85,000 in 2014-2015 and $85,000 in 2015-2016). She made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts


--  The Alianait Arts Festival is Nunavut's largest multicultural,
    multidisciplinary event and features artists from Nunavut, across
    Canada, and around the world, with a particular focus on Inuit and
    circumpolar artists.
--  The 10th edition of the Alianait Arts Festival takes place in Iqaluit
    from June 27 to July 1, 2014. It presents music, film, storytelling,
    arts, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Other activities include creative
    collaborations and workshops for artists, youth, children, Elder and
    Inuit audiences; school and pre-school workshops; and year-round concert
    programming.
--  The Government of Canada is providing this funding through the Canada
    Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This
    program 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

"As we approach Canada's 150th birthday in 2017, it is time to celebrate everything that makes this such a remarkable country. We are pleased to support the Alianait Arts Festival, as it brings exceptional Canadian and international creators and performers to Iqaluit for this week-long summer festival."

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

"There is no question that festivals like this one help promote tourism and boost our economy, and our government is proud to support them in their work. I would like to thank all the organizers, artists, and volunteers whose hard work ensures the success of the Alianait Arts Festival year after year. Happy 10th anniversary to the festival!"

-The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister for the Arctic Council, and Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency

"Since its founding in 2005, Alianait has established a strong presence as a leading arts festival in Nunavut. The continued funding support from Canadian Heritage enables Alianait to engage Nunavummiut in the arts, as performers, workshop instructors and participants, volunteers, sponsors, and audience members."-Heather Daley, Executive Director, Alianait Arts Festival

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Alianait Arts Festival

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