HRM, Fund Symphony Nova Scotia appropriately on an annual basis!
- Patricia Creighton
- Closed on
- HRM City of Halifax Mayor and City Councillors
As the Publisher of the petition, and on behalf of the Musicians of SNS, I'd like to extend our sincere thanks to each and every one of you for your signatures lobbying HRM to give more funding to Symphony Nova Scotia on an annual basis.
The printed petition was presented to Halifax City Council and entered into public record yesterday, January 15, 2013, by District 8 Councillor Jennifer Watts.
NUMBERS: The online petition closed with 2,099 signatures; physical signatures we collected at concerts came to 2,368, for a grand total of 4,467 signatures. Out of this amount, over 3,100 were from the Halifax NS area.
In order to help further, consider making a donation to Symphony Nova Scotia, earmarked for musician salaries or operating costs. http://www.symphonynovascotia.ca/Support/Donate-Now!/
Once again, on behalf of all of the Musicians http://www.snsplayersassociation.ca/, thank you so much for your support! We truly appreciate it.
Currently the City of Halifax drastically underfunds its large arts organizations compared to other Cities in Canada. Recent annual grants were at approximately $18,000 for Symphony Nova Scotia compared to $500,000 in London, a similar-sized Canadian City with a similar-sized orchestra.
A City with a strong infrastructure for funding its orchestra ensures continued health of its arts community. This is a benchmark for attracting new businesses and citizens to the area. Without sufficient City funding, organizations like Symphony Nova Scotia struggle to make ends meet and cannot implement meaningful initiatives such as innovative programming and education programs for outreach to the youth of our communities.
With the huge financial gains HRM makes from having a vibrant and innovative arts community, it makes sense to create infrastructure for ongoing yearly appropriate funding that doesn't require ongoing re-application. HRM needs to fund at a level that ensures the lasting health and prosperity of such organizations as Symphony Nova Scotia, the Atlantic Film Festival, Brookes Diamond Productions, 2b Theatre Company, Dalhousie Centre for the Arts, Mermaid Theatre, Theatre Nova Scotia, Halifax Pop Explosion, Onelight Theatre, LiveArt Dance, Eastern Front Theatre, Music Nova Scotia, Neptune Theatre, Halifax Dance, Scotia Festival of Music and all local writers and publishers and visual artists.
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We the undersigned call on HRM to increase funding to Symphony Nova Scotia on an annual basis.
The HRM, Fund Symphony Nova Scotia appropriately on an annual basis! petition to HRM City of Halifax Mayor and City Councillors was written by Patricia Creighton and is in the category Arts & Entertainment at GoPetition.