Investing in Arts, Culture and Sports

February 11, 2014

The Government committed to continued investment in Arts, Culture and Sports in the Budget. More particularly, the Government committed to renew Arts funding beginning in 2015/2016 which funding shall include $25 million for the Canada Council for the Arts, $30.1 million for the Canada Cultural Investment Fund, $30 million for the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, $18 million for the Canada Arts Presentation Fund and $1.8 million for the Fathers of Confederation Building Trust. In addition, the Government committed to supporting the Canada Book Fund at a rate of $9 million per year, the Canada Music Fund at a rate of $8.8 million a year and to support the Virtual Museum of Canada and Online Works at $4.2 million per year.

Finally, the Government committed to maintaining its record level of support for Sport Canada by committing ongoing funding of $23 million per year for the Sport Support Program which includes $11 million targeted for winter sports through Own the Podium, $6 million targeted for team sports, $5 million for the Canadian Paralympic Committee and $1 million for Special Olympics Canada.


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