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New Arts Centre To Be Cultural Showpiece In Tweed

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New Arts Centre To Be Cultural Showpiece In Tweed

McGuinty Government Invests in Tweed Downtown Revitalization Project

Ontario is helping the Tweed and Area Arts Council and its partners create a new community arts centre in Tweed.

The province is investing $42,252 to renovate the Actinolite United Church to convert it into an arts centre. When finished, the centre will house a theatre and performance space, a studio and workshop space, and a gallery that will be available for use by local and regional artists. In addition, the project aims to provide local youth with the opportunity to participate in all of the arts disciplines and learn the skills necessary for future involvement in the arts as amateurs or professionals.

The funding is part of the Rural Economic Development Program which invests in community-based projects in three priority areas:
• Improved access to health care services
• Revitalized communities and downtowns
• Enhanced skills training.

Quick Facts

  • Since 2003, Ontario has invested $59.6 million in 182 projects through the Rural Economic Development Program.

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“I congratulate the Tweed and Area Arts Council on its initiative to provide local artists with access to much needed studio and workshop space. This new community arts centre will become a cultural centerpiece for a revitalized Tweed.”

Leona Dombrowsky

Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs

“Thanks to the support of the Ontario government, the construction of a renovated community arts centre will become a reality. When opened, the centre will be the new home for performing, visual and literary arts in Tweed.”

Roely DeVries

Chair of Tweed and Area Arts Council



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