May 13, 2015

NORTH BAY – Nearly $65,000 is being distributed to several local arts organizations
through the Ontario Arts Council, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli announced today.

Project grants include:

• $20,000 to Aanmitaagzi through the Aboriginal Arts Projects program toward
its Dances of Resistance, Legacy Year that aims to celebrate, honour and
carry forward achievements of Dances of Resistance.

• $20,000 to Zakide (it catches fire) through the Aboriginal Arts Projects
program toward a series of Indigenous arts panels and presentations and a
large component of the Dream Big Conference.

• $14,900 to Windsong Music through the Northern Arts program toward its
Windsong Music Festival, which is dedicated to presenting original Canadian
artists, facilitating mentorship and artistic growth for emerging songwriters
and performers.

• $5,000 to Nipissing First Nation through the Aboriginal Presenters in the
North: Music Events program toward its N’Bisiing Arts & Music Show.

• $5,000 to Northern Images Festival through the Northern Arts program
toward its two-day film festival showcasing independent, narrative and
experimental works from Northern Ontario.

“My congratulations go out to all these organizations for their commendable and
continued dedication to our vibrant arts and culture community in Nipissing,” said Fedeli.


For more information, or to arrange an interview, contact:
Clint Thomas
Executive Assistant
(705) 474-8340 or (416) 710-1752

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