Thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for the Professional Development Grant, which has afforded me the opportunity to take various printing workshops at Open Studio this spring and into the summer. Below is their blurb that acknowledges their fundamental support to the arts. I can't help but notice the last time I posted a thank you that their funding was 157 and not 153 million. Let's hope that their new funding strategy and the current government rectify this (which I think is in the works).
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country.
Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseila investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays.