Nearly $65,000 is being distributed to five local arts organizations through the Ontario Arts Council. The organizations benefiting include:
·$20,000 to Aanmitaagzi through the Aboriginal Arts Projects program toward its Dances of Resistance, Legacy Year that aims to celebrate, honour and carry forward achievements of Dances of Resistance.
·$20,000 to Zakide (it catches fire) through the Aboriginal Arts Projects program toward a series of Indigenous arts panels and presentations and a large component of the Dream Big Conference.
·$14,900 to Windsong Music through the Northern Arts program toward its Windsong Music Festival, which is dedicated to presenting original Canadian artists, facilitating mentorship and artistic growth for emerging songwriters and performers.
·$5,000 to Nipissing First Nation through the Aboriginal Presenters in the North: Music Events program toward its N’Bisiing Arts & Music Show.
·$5,000 to Northern Images Festival through the Northern Arts program toward its two-day film festival showcasing independent, narrative and experimental works from Northern Ontario.
Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli extended his congratulations to the organizations, commending them for their continued dedication to arts and culture in Nipissing.