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Confederation Centre of the Arts: October 2013 Archives

2014 Funds - Changing approved proposals?

Posted by Bill van Asperen

1864vsCanRocks.jpgThe Confederation Centre had been promised a 240 thousand dollar grant from PEI 2014, part of which was to go toward the new musical "1864". But two weeks ago, the Centre said it couldn't afford to do the show and amended its application for the 2014 funds.

If Confederation Centre is allowed to dramatically change its application for 2014 funding, does that open the door for others to change their proposals? Island Morning talks with Penny Walsh McGuire, Executive Director of PEI 2014 Inc., about how the Board determines how much an approved project can be changed.

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1864 Musical - 240 Thousand Dollar Question?

Posted by Bill van Asperen

CanadaRocks1864Musical.jpgThe Confederation Centre got approval from the 2014 fund to mount a new local production called "1864: the Musical", written by Islanders Perry Williams and Peter Bevan-Baker. The Confederation Centre had been promised a 240 thousand dollar grant from PEI 2014... part of which was to go toward the new musical.

But 1864: the Musical has been cancelled. So the question is... what happens to the grant money? CBC's Sara Fraser spoke with Penny Walsh, Executive Director of the PEI 2014 Committee, and the writer, Perry Williams. Last week she spoke with Jessie Inman, Confederation Centre of the Arts CEO.

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