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Manitoba arts groups get $2.2M in funding

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MANITOBA'S arts and cultural organizations will get $2.2 million in funding from the Harper government this year, St. Boniface MP Shelly Glover said Tuesday.

Glover said the 23 groups receiving funding, including the Festival du Voyageur and Manitoba Theatre for Young People, will get the support through seven programs under the Department of Canadian Heritage.

The money includes $1 million for the renovation and expansion of the University of Manitoba School of Art's Gallery One One One, which holds the third largest art collection in the province. The Manitoba Museum has also had $175,000 earmarked for upgrades to its planetarium.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 18, 2012 A12

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