As you may have heard, on May 31, the Ottawa Jazz Festival received notice from the Ford Government that a Celebrate Ontario grant in the amount of $290,000 would not be available to us. This grant has been awarded to the Jazz Festival annually for the last 12 years. The timing of this announcement has had dire consequences.
Many of our loyal audience members have asked for guidance in how to respond to this disturbing announcement just three weeks before the festival’s opening. Here is a letter you can send to express your concern and outrage if you choose to respond proactively to this government’s action. We hope you will.
Please click the button below to open our letter in your email client.
If you have any issues, you can visit our website here to get the full letter.