deCoste Performing Arts Centre

deCoste among organizations to receive gov’t funding

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The deCoste Performing Arts Centre in Pictou is among the 89 arts and culture organizations impacted by COVID-19 to receive a provincial government grant.

COVID-19 restrictions have prevented many arts and culture activities from taking place. To help organizations adapt and maintain their operations through this difficult time, the province is awarding $2.1 million in one-time grants.

“This funding will help arts and culture organizations continue to operate, produce work and tell the stories of who we are as Nova Scotians,” said Suzanne Lohnes-Croft, minister of Communities, Culture and Heritage, in a press release. “These organizations make an important economic and social contribution to communities across our province. They show up for us, and this is a moment when we need to show up for them.”

The deCoste will receive $45,000. Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre is another recipient and will receive $35,000.

A complete list of the grant recipients is available here: