Government provides additional funding for cultural projects

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The provincial government recently invested an additional $63,000 in individual cultural sector projects, under the province's Cultural Economic Development Program (CEDP).
In additional to funding announced earlier this year, recent funding includes:
Riddle Fence Inc. - $10,000 to assist in the publication of three upcoming issues of the arts and culture journal, Riddle Fence; Battery Radio - $9,000 to offset costs associated with the presentation of audio screenings at three major European media festivals in 2009; March Hare Festival - $8,000 to offset costs associated with the 24th annual literary/musical festival; Christina Parker Gallery - $7,000 to support attendance at the Toronto International Art Fair (TIAF) this past October; Brick Books - $5,000 to offset costs associated with sending poet Randall Maggs on a Canada-United States reading tour to promote his poetry collection Night Work: The Sawchuk Poems; Marnie Parsons - $4,400 to offset costs associated with design and construction of a booth for display and sale of Running the Goat - Books & Broadsides' products at craft and printers' fairs.; Jim Maunder (Visual Artist) - $4,050 to offset costs associated with development of a social media marketing plan, including creation of an interactive website; DRC Publishing - $3,477 to offset costs associated with production of a comprehensive catalogue featuring DRC titles. Jack Eastwood - $3,462 to offset costs associated with his attendance at the Wired Writing Studio in Banff, Alberta, for a two-week intensive studio to work with a mentor on his novel-in-progress, The Red Car; North Atlantic Forum - $3,225 to offset costs associated with attendance of a steering committee member at the 2009 Bornholm Conference in Denmark, held Sept. 23-25. The purpose was to present plans for the 2011 conference, which will be held in St. John's; Tina Dolter (Visual Artist) - $2,822 to offset costs associated with her participation in the curated exhibition, The Last Taboo, which took place recently at the ZoomerShow 2009 trade show in Toronto; City of St. John's - $2,500 to engage the services of Reid Henry of Local Projects Inc., to present a workshop on developing and managing cultural facilities.
The CEDP is a $2.8 million program which supports arts, cultural and heritage initiatives throughout the province. CEDP projects are selected based on the strength of the business plans, vision and potential for development within the sector. For more information on the CEDP program and application guidelines, visit: http://www.tcr.gov.nl.ca/tcr/artsculture/cedp/index.html.

Organizations: Toronto International Art Fair, Fence, DRC Publishing Local Projects

Geographic location: St. John's, Banff, Alberta Denmark Toronto

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