May 09, 2014 - 12:28 PM
KELOWNA - The performing arts continue to thrive in the Okanagan Valley, thanks to an investment of $15,000 in Canada Arts Presentation Fund support for the Kelowna Visual and Performing Arts Centre Society.
Kelowna-Lake Country MP Ron Cannan made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.
Funding will support the Society's 2014-15 presentation series from September to April at the Rotary Centre for the Arts, a multidisciplinary visual and performing arts complex located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District.
The series will feature a variety of dance, theatre, music, comedy and interdisciplinary performances. A number of public outreach activities will also be offered, including pre-show artist talks, school performances and Live After 5: Jazz Jam, a live music showcase for the community's up-and-coming jazz musicians.
- The Kelowna Visual and Performing Arts Centre Society was founded in 1994. It manages and operates the Rotary Centre for the Arts in co-operation with the City of Kelowna.
- The Centre is the only facility of its kind in the Central Okanagan and was outfitted, in part, with support from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
- The complex includes the 326-seat Mary Irwin Theatre; a set-building workshop; artist, dance and pottery studios; a painting and drawing room; and a rehearsal hall.
- The Canada Arts Presentation Fund gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.
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