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More money for GG arts awards

As reported by the CBC, the amount of money for the Governor General’s Awards in literature, the performing arts, and visual arts is increasing. The Canada Council provides the prize money; in May of last year the council received $50-million in new funding from the federal government.

The prize for individual winners of Governor General’s literary and visual and media arts awards will be raised from $15,000 to $25,000.

The council will also boost its contribution to the Governor General’s Awards for performing arts so the value of the prize will be increased to $25,000.

The finalists for the 2007 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts will be announced later this month.