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New funding for tourism and cultural projects

23 July 2015 

News Release For Immediate Release

New funding for tourism and cultural projects

IQALUIT, Nunavut (July 23, 2015) – Nunavummiut, Nunavut organizations and businesses can now apply for funding for tourism and cultural projects through the Department of Economic Development and Transportation (EDT)’s new Community Tourism and Cultural Industries Program.

The program strengthens community infrastructure and readiness for tourism, and enhances economic development in creative sectors such as music, digital media, writing and performing arts.

"The Community Tourism and Cultural Industries Program is a great example of how the Government of Nunavut is helping to strengthen economic growth across the territory," said Monica Ell, Minister of Economic Development and Transportation. "We support the economic development initiatives in Sivumut Abluqta by investing in Nunavut’s exciting arts and tourism sectors."

Outfitters, tourist establishments, businesses, artist organizations, hunters and trappers organizations, artists, societies, studios or artist co-operatives and municipalities can apply for funding. Priority under these three funds will be given to organizations that do not receive core funding from EDT.

The Community Tourism and Cultural Industries Program has three streams:

  •  community tourism projects (Schedule A)
  •  cultural tourism projects (Schedule B)
  •  cultural industries projects (Schedule C)

For more information about the Community Tourism and Cultural Industries Program, and to apply for funding, please go to www.gov.nu.ca/edt/programs-services/community-tourism-and-cultural-industries-program.

Media Contact:
Matthew Illaszewicz
Manager, Communications
Economic Development and Transportation
867-975-7818
millaszewicz@gov.nu.ca