GRAFTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 23, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $50,000 in funding over two years ($25,000 for 2015-16 and $25,000 for 2016-17) for the 12th and the 13th editions of the Shelter Valley Folk Festival. The support is being provided through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund.

Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament (Northumberland-Quinte West), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Shelter Valley Folk Festival is an outdoor festival that features established and emerging Canadian and international artists performing folk, roots and world music for general audiences of all ages.
  • The organizers of the festival also offer outreach events at various local community venues that involve a concert series, an artist-in-the-schools program and local artist showcases.
  • The Canada Arts Presentation Fund is designed to give Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities by providing funding to organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series.


"Today's announcement demonstrates our Government's commitment to giving Canadians access to quality artistic performances. We are proud to partner with organizations that bring creative cultural activities to our communities."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I am very pleased that the federal government will support the Shelter Valley Folk Festival for the next two years. I am looking forward to the continued success of this festival for years to come."

-Rick Norlock, Member of Parliament (Northumberland-Quinte West)

"Shelter Valley Folk Festival is thankful for the funding provided by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The funding allows for our three-day festival celebrating grassroots community and arts to continue to offer new programming that focuses on Canadian culture. Canadian artists appearing at Shelter Valley Folk Festival have the unique opportunity to encounter and collaborate with artists from around the world and with our local cultural community."

-Lesley Marie Boileau, Artistic Director, Shelter Valley Folk Festival

Associated Links

Shelter Valley Folk Festival

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Marisa Monnin
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