Revelstoke residents and visitors will benefit from Government of Canada support for a professional performing arts series set to grace the city in the coming months.
The Revelstoke Arts Council is receiving funding of $7,500 to present a range of performances in music, dance, theatre, and comedy as part of its 2014–2015 season. This is the first time the Revelstoke Arts Council has received support from the Department of Canadian Heritage through its Canada Arts Presentation Fund.
The funding was announced by David Wilks, Member of Parliament for Kootenay–Columbia on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages Shelly Glover.
“The government of Canada is pleased to support the Revelstoke Arts Council in its efforts to promote Canadian artists and their work,” Glover said in a statement. Investing in the arts encourages innovation and creativity, and provides opportunities for Canadians to appreciate the rich diversity of our country.”
For his part Wilks praised the Arts Council for demonstrating “superb vision and leadership in its work to bring high-quality professional performing arts to Revelstoke.”
“I am looking forward to seeing what’s in store in the upcoming season,” he said.
Arts Council Chairwoman Carol Palladino was grateful for the funding.
“We believe that support for arts and culture programming in non-urban communities is and should always be a high priority,” she said.
- The Revelstoke Arts Council’s 2014–2015 season will feature 32 performances by 15 acts from September 2014 to May 2015. Performances will take place primarily at the 275-seat Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre, with additional performances happening at the Revelstoke Community Centre and the Revelstoke United Church.
- The series will include several opportunities for audience involvement through workshops and artist talks, as well as participation in professional performances.
- Reincorporated in 1997, the Revelstoke Arts Council works to cultivate the arts and cultural heritage of Revelstoke.