Cultural organizations in Baie-Comeau are coming together to ensure their sustainability, thanks to a government assistance program.
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The creation of a new organization, called La Force du Nombre, will allow several Côte-Nord businesses to have access to new sources of financing.
According to the instigators of this project, this is the first time in Quebec that cultural organizations have come together to benefit from the Mécénat Placements Culture grant program.
Thus was born the La Force duNUM group. Ten organizations are part of it, including the Center des arts de Baie-Comeau, the Ouvre-Boîte culturel, the Dance Academy and the Corporation of the Sainte-Amélie Church.
It still took 10 years of work and negotiations with the Ministry of Culture and Communications.
The ten cultural organizations in Baie-Comeau wanted to take advantage of this new program, but they did not have the necessary resources to do so, as is the case in large urban centres. You have to raise $10,000 in fundraising activities each year to have access to this sponsorship program.
For its part, the City of Baie-Comeau is contributing by granting a total amount of $125,000 for the next three years.