Supporting Cultural Spaces in Kleinburg
The Government of Canada announces support for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
March 1, 2017
Deb Schulte, Member of Parliament (King-Vaughan), on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $474,052 in funding for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.
The funding, provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund, will be used to make improvements to the Meeting House, a programming and meeting space adjacent to the gallery's main building. The renovations will increase physical accessibility for all users, including visitors with disabilities, and create an optimized programming area.
"Investing in Canada's cultural sector helps create jobs for the middle class, strengthens the economy, and ensures that Canada's unique perspective is shared with the world."
- The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"The Government of Canada is committed to investing in Canada's cultural infrastructure. Revitalized cultural facilities allow Canadians to share and enjoy the inspiring influences of arts and heritage."
- Deb Schulte, Member of Parliament (King-Vaughan)
"The McMichael Canadian Art Collection humbly accepts this much-needed financial support from the Government of Canada, which will enable the McMichael to increase the student and community involvement in outdoor and in-studio art programs. As Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation, we at the McMichael feel privileged to serve as a Canadian icon, and we are honoured by the continued commitment and support of the Government of Canada in achieving our aspirational mission as a centrepiece of Canadian arts and culture."
- Andrew W. Dunn, Chair of the Board of Trustees, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection