The St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage was successful in its application to the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, local MP Guy Lauzon delivered the news at the beginning of the April 27th performance.
Lauzon announced that the St. Lawrence Stage will receive $20,000 government funding over the next two years.
“The Stage is a great opportunity for local residents and guests to experience how fortunate we are to have such a vibrant art and culture sector in our community,” said Lauzon.
“It also provides a chance for new and emerging artists to hone their skills and gain important professional development opportunities.”
“This is the Stage’s fourth grant from Canadian Heritage and it is the first time we have received multi-year funding,” said Sandra Whitworth, president of the board for the St. Lawrence Stage. “Knowing that we have two years of funding is enormously important in allowing us to plan our series well in advance and to continue to bring amazing musicians to Morrisburg and SD&G.”
Thanks to this funding, the Stage will be able to carry out its Music and Workshop Series project.
St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage Performances is a specialized series presenter based in Morrisburg.
The presenter’s programming focuses on acoustic guitar artists and singer songwriters performing in a variety of genres, including folk, fingerstyle, jazz, blues, roots and indie rock.
The Stage usually presents nine to ten performances and two to three instrumental workshops per season.
All activities take place at the Morrisburg Meeting Centre which has a 172 seats auditorium.
About 1,000 people per year attend the St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage.