Cultural Funding Announced for McMichael Canadian Art Collection
Member of Parliament Deb Schulte proudly announced $474,052 in funding for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection. The exciting news came on March 1, on behalf of Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly.
“Investing in Canada’s cultural sector helps create jobs for the middle class, strengthens the economy, and ensures that Canada’s unique perspective is shared with the world,” says Joly.
McMichael Canadian Art Collection has been a beloved cultural enclave in the heart of Kleinburg for 50 years. The generous financial support through the Cultural Space Fund is integral to its longevity.
Plans for the government funding include renovations and accessibility improvements to McMichael’s Meeting House, a programming and meeting space just outside the gallery’s main building.
“As Canada celebrates 150 years of Confederation, we at the McMichael feel privileged to serve as a Canadian icon, and we are honoured by the continued commitment and support of the Government of Canada in achieving our aspirational mission as a centrepiece of Canadian arts and culture,” says Andrew W. Dunn, Chair of the Board of Trustees, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection.