Close to $120-million for Canadian Heritage over the next three years was announced in the recent federal budget. This funding will accelerate pandemic recovery for theatres, cultural sites, musicians, and artists across the country.

The arts and cultural sectors have been hard hit during the pandemic with most venues offering vastly reduced programming or being shuttered all-together. This has caused months of hardship for performers, musicians, designers, and many others who work in the sector.

Confederation Centre receives approximately 30 percent of its annual operating budget from Canadian Heritage, and taps into various funds within the Department to assist on such projects as the development of new, original works; art exhibitions; and heritage programs.