The Government of Canada is providing Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) with a $405,000 grant to support renovations to its facilities. This investment comes from Canadian Heritage’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
This funding allowed KIRA to recently complete work to build artists’ studios, as well as renovations at the heritage residence, including an art gallery and artists’ housing, among other things. The final phase of the projects include building an amphitheatre to provide a unique space for staging performing arts programming in an outdoor environment.
KIRA’s mission is to support creativity and promote excellence in Canadian culture, while contributing to the tourism and arts economy of Saint Andrews.
“I am delighted that our government is supporting the renovations at the heritage residence and the construction of the Kingsbrae Garden amphitheatre,” said Karen Ludwig, MP for New Brunswick Southwest, in a press release. “This facility is an important part of the cultural infrastructure in the Saint Andrews area. It is a key part of the arts and culture scene for New Brunswick Southwest’s residents and visitors, and a contributor to the local economy.”