VICTORIAVILLE, Quebec (CelebrityAccess) The city of Victoriaville has renewed their commitment of financial support for the long-running Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville (FIMAV) for the next five years.
The new support package will see the city commit $75,000 for FIMAV 2015, the 31st edition of the event, with that amount increasing by 3% on each of the subsequent four years. The city is hoping that their support will encourage additional financial commitments from other public funders such as Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canadian Heritage, as well as private funders, both on a regional and national level.
In addition to the infusion of cash, Victoriaville will also support the festival by lending performance and exhibition venues to FIMAV, including Colisée Desjardins, Pavillon Agri-Sports, and Pavillon Arthabaska.
The festival, which features contemporary music, attracted close to 16,000 music fans in 2014, with 20 concerts and eight sound art installations in Public Spacesfeaturing an eclectic lineup that included artists ranging from Richard Pinhas, Meredith Monk and Fred Firth to Canadian punk act Duchess Says. – Staff Writers