Supporting the creation and renovation of cultural spaces is a priority for our government to help promote better access to the arts and heritage for everyone. Creative hubs provide Canadian creative talent with access to the resources they need to develop the skills needed to thrive in, and contribute to, the creative economy.
That is why we announced the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (CCSF) that will help support improvement of physical conditions for arts, heritage, culture and creative innovation.
I was thrilled to be at the Nia Centre for the Arts in #TOStPauls with the Hon. Pablo Rodriguez and learn about the $1,931,000 received in funding through the CCSF that will allow the NIA Centre to build a creative space that functions as a hub for artists, creative entrepreneurs, arts organizations, youth and local residents.
Thank you to Alica Hall, the Executive Director, for showing us around and to the artists who were able to tell us about the exciting new plans for the space which will continue to support, showcase and promote an appreciation of arts from across the African Diaspora.