Federal Funding Allows Craft Council to Showcase Saskatchewan
– Carol Skelton, Member of Parliament for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar,
today announced $15,000 in federal funding for the Saskatchewan Craft
Council. The Saskatchewan Craft Council will use the funding to
participate in the annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, from
November 8 to 11, 2007.
“Culture is an integral part of our Government’s trade agenda, and we
are dedicated to helping arts and cultural entrepreneurs succeed at home
and abroad,” said Minister Skelton. “Our federal government is pleased
to assist the Saskatchewan Craft Council by helping promote exports of
Canadian cultural products at the prestigious Philadelphia Museum of Art
of Canada is dedicated to helping our cultural industries succeed at the
international level. The Saskatchewan Craft Council is an excellent
example of an organization that helps craftspeople flourish in a
creative environment and promotes excellence in their discipline. The
Saskatchewan Craft Council will be represented at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art Craft Show by three dedicated Canadian artists who will
promote Saskatchewan’s high-end craft industry. The funding is being
made available through the Trade Routes program which provides financial
assistance to Canadian artists to take full advantage of international
opportunities in their fields.
“Canada has a
rich and diverse cultural landscape with amazing talent, young and old.
It is a great pleasure for our government to help show the world our
cultural heritage, whether it be through our crafts, musicians or visual
artists. I have all the confidence in the world that our talented
artists will continue to excel, both domestically and internationally,”
Minister Skelton said.
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