More than $1 mil­lion for arts and cul­ture

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

On Novem­ber 25th, Saint Fran­cois MNA Min­is­ter Monique Gagnon-trem­blay, the pres­i­dent of the CRE de l’es­trie Mau­rice Bernier, as well as their part­ners were happy to an­nounce the sign­ing of a new agree­ment that aims to re­in­force arts and cul­ture in the Es­trie re­gion.

This agree­ment rep­re­sents an in­vest­ment of more than one mil­lion dol­lars which will be di­vided like this: $376,500 to the Con­seil des arts et des let­tres du Que­bec (CALQ), $300,000 for the CRE Es­trie, $180,000 for the city of Sher­brooke and $75,000 for the Fo­rum Je­unesse Es­trie.

With a du­ra­tion of three years, the agree­ment will al­low for the re­al­iza­tion of projects and ini­tia­tives aimed to pro­mote artists of the re­gion, the con­sol­i­da­tion of cul­tural or­ga­ni­za­tions and im­prove the ac­cess of youth to arts and cul­ture. More specif­i­cally, the agree­ment has four aspects: the sup­port of pro­fes­sional artists and writ­ers at ev­ery stage in their ca­reer; the sup­port of pro­fes­sional artis­tic or­ga­ni­za­tions on the Sher­brooke ter­ri­tory; the sup­port of ini­tia­tives of the MRCS to fa­cil­i­tate the ac­cess of youth to cul­ture and the sup­port of the next gen­er­a­tion of artists.

“In the name of the Que­bec govern­ment, I am thrilled with this new agree­ment to de­velop the arts and cul­ture in the Es­trie. It is the re­sult of a fruit­ful col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween sev­eral part­ners who all wish to rec­og­nize the con­tri­bu­tion of artists, or­ga­ni­za­tions and the new gen­er­a­tion of artists in the de­vel­op­ment of a strong re­gional iden­tity,” men­tioned the Min­istre re­spon­s­able de la re­gion de l’es­trie, Monique Gagnon-trem­blay.

For more in­for­ma­tion about how to ap­ply for these grants, con­sult www. creestrie.qc.ca in the sec­tion “Fonds de de­vel­oppe­ment”.

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