A Performing Arts Academy in Cheticamp receives support from several sources

Posted at 9:11 am on April 10, 2017 | Filed Under: News

Plans for a performing arts academy in Cheticamp is getting a boost from several sources.  Over the weekend, Cape Breton Canso MP Rodger Cuzner announced the federal government will provide $500,000 to the Cheticamp Arts Council for that project.  Funding comes from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Innovative Communities Fund. The province is also contributing $400,000  toward this project.  The County of Inverness and the French Language School Board are also partners in this project.
Plans include an outdoor classroom, theatre and boardwalk, a cafe, office and common areas.  Students will be recruited both regionally and internationally.  The arts academy is aimed at filling a need for arts education in  the area and raise Cheticamp’s profile as an arts destination.