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Premier Furey Announces Support for Projects Tied to Come Home 2022

by ahnationtalk on March 11, 2022151 Views

March 11, 2022

The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced funding for 60 projects totaling $664,425 under the Come Home 2022 Cultural Economic Development Program. More than $160,000 of the total amount funded will directly support Indigenous Governments and Organizations.

Projects approved under this fund will help rejuvenate the cultural sector and will also provide tremendous support for communities, artists, crafters and musicians. In the months to come, residents of the province can look forward to many special events, exhibits, performances and celebrations in areas such as music, theatre, film, dance, visual arts, literary arts, Indigenous and cultural festivals and community celebrations.

The application period for the Cultural Economic Development Program closed on January 31, 2022. Applicants will be notified by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation regarding the status of their applications.

In the coming weeks, the Provincial Government will be announcing more projects approved for funding under the Come Home 2022 Cultural Economic Development Program in other regions of the province.

All applicants will be notified by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation in the near future.

Inquiries on the Come Home 2022 Cultural Economic Development Program should be directed to CHY2022Culture@gov.nl.ca.

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“Brighter days are ahead. Come Home 2022 will be accentuated by the beauty of our cultural sector and I, for one, cannot wait to see all the special events, exhibits and celebrations unfold. The projects announced today will go a long way toward making Come Home 2022 an event to remember.”

Honourable Andrew Furey
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“The Come Home 2022 Cultural Economic Development Program is doing so much good for our province’s cultural sector and its artists. This funding is needed now more than ever and if the projects outlined in the applications are any indication of what’s to come – residents of Newfoundland and Labrador are in for a treat.”

Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation

“The Corner Brook region is one of the most dynamic artistic hot-beds in all of Newfoundland and Labrador. This funding will supercharge that output, creating an artistic supernova just in time for Come Home 2022.”

Honourable Gerry Byrne
Minister of Immigration, Population Growth and Skills
MHA for Corner Brook

“After the last two years we’ve all faced, isolated from our family and friends, our communities are eager to begin living again. These Come Home Year project grants will provide a much-needed financial and spiritual boost during a summer that promises hope and celebration.”

Mayor Jim Parsons
Corner Brook City Council

“Qalipu First Nation is extremely honoured to be actively participating in Come Home Year 2022. The funding being provided by The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation will enable us to effectively showcase our Mi’kmaw history, culture, and ceremony. Qalipu will provide programming that will be of interest to Newfoundlanders, Labradorians, and all visitors. We hope to share our history as Mi’kmaq in our beautiful province while also celebrating the achievements we have made as a First Nation. Qalipu First Nation looks forward to working with the province and surrounding communities in making Come Home Year 2022, one of reopening doors and welcoming the world back to our province – we look forward to sharing our culture and history with all of you!”

Chief Brendan Mitchell
Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation

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Come Home 2022

Premier Furey Announces Funding in Support of Come Home Year

Media contacts
Meghan McCabe
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
meghanmccabe@gov.nl.ca

Adrienne Luther
Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation
709-729-4819, 730-2953
adrienneluther@gov.nl.ca

Jeremy Reynolds
Immigration, Population Growth and Skills
709-729-2377, 709-691-2298
jeremyreynolds@gov.nl.ca

Ryan Butt
City of Corner Brook
709-637-1662
rbutt@cornerbrook.com

Reisha Knott
Qalipu First Nation
709-634-5163
rknott@qalipu.ca

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