CALGARY, Alberta (CelebrityAccess) — Canada's National Music Centre was the recipient of a gift of $1 million from the Taylor Family Foundation.
The lion's share of the gift will be used to help fund the construction of the new NMC building in Calgary’s East Village, with $200,000 going to underwrite programming at the Music Centre.
With a projected opening date of 2016, the NMC building is slated to be a 160,000 square foot cultural space for interactive education programming, artist incubation, engaging exhibitions and performances on a daily basis. The project is expected to cost $150 million.
The Taylor Family Foundation is a well-known philanthropic family, with gifts that support education, the preservation of teaching and history, and the advancement of the arts, and health.
“The Taylor Family Foundation is proud to be affiliated with this exciting and innovative project. Music has always been an integral part of Calgary’s cultural scene and we are thrilled to be among NMC supporters. The NMC will be an evolving reward, not only for Calgarians, but for all Canadians,” said Don Taylor. – Staff Writers