Arts funding matters.
I'm very pleased and honoured to say I've been awarded an Ontario Arts Council Creation Grant.
As a recipient of a several Ontario Arts Council grants over the years, it really makes me grateful that I live in a province (and country) where we've decided that the Arts matter enough to fund. I won't go into a forensic discussion of the overarching social benefits of arts funding that trickle into every sphere both as a quality of life booster but also in pure economic terms, but I will say that I know firsthand the power that music has had in my life and in the lives of everyone I've come into contact with through my life in music.
Thanks again to Ontario Arts council for everything they do. It makes all of our lives better.