The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport will provide a total of $156,328 through two separate programs: the Creative Communities Partnership Fund and the Museums and Technology Fund. The projects are:
Supporting growth in the culture sector is part of the governmentâ€™s plan to create jobs for Ontarians and strengthen the economy.
"Cultural planning is an important tool to harness innovation and ideas that help communities prosper. I'm pleased that our government supports our unique cultural diversity in this region and recognizes that it brings with it unique opportunities for bridging distances and creating prosperity." -- Michael Gravelle, MPP Thunder Bay-Superior North
"Ontario is proud to support municipalities and cultural organizations that are making culture part of their strategy for growth. Creative and cultural industries are among the fastest growing sectors in the economy today which create jobs and contribute to the social and economic developoment of this province." -- Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport
This year, the Creative Communities Prosperity Fund will provide support to 47 municipalities and cultural organizations, while the Museums and Technology Fund will support 58 digital technology projects across Ontario.
Culture is one of Ontarioâ€™s fastest growing sectors, employing over 250,000 people and contributing approximately $20 billion annually to Ontarioâ€™s economy.
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