The Canadian Heritage funding amounts to $1.1 million ($550,000 for 2014 and $550,000 for 2015). Funding was granted under the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and will make it possible to offer a wide range of music performances, as well as urban events highlighting street theatre and circus arts.
Previously, Canada Economic Development granted $1.2 million in non-repayable funding through the Quebec Economic Development Program to promote and market the Festival internationally in 2013 and 2014. This funding, announced on July 4, 2013, is intended encourage sectors of activity that, like tourism, play a critical role in Quebec's economic health.
-- More than 1,000 artists from Canada and some 20 other countries will take part in the 47th Festival d'ete de Quebec. -- The lineup will include 300 performances on 10 stages over an 11-day period. -- More than 1.5 million people attend the Festival each year.Quotes
"I congratulate the Festival d'ete de Quebec, which has achieved world renown by offering a diverse and high-quality lineup celebrating theatre and street art!"
-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages
"By renewing its support to promote the Festival d'ete de Quebec outside Quebec, our Government is contributing to the economic development of the greater Quebec City region, the growth of the regional tourism industry and job creation."
-The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
"We are pleased that the federal government, through its association with and support for the Festival d'ete de Quebec, is investing in Canada's economic development. The increased tourism and taxation revenues of an event like ours are of considerable benefit to the whole country."
-Daniel Gelinas, General Manager, Festival d'ete de Quebec
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