Alberta Culture Announces Funding Increase for Alberta Book Publishers
Alberta’s book-publishing industry is getting a boost as part of the government’s ongoing commitment to preserve the province’s culture, help create jobs and diversify the economy.
The province has committed $300,000 per year over the next four years to support Alberta book publishers. The funding is from the Capital Investment Tax Credit, which helps stimulate job growth across Alberta.
Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism announced the increase at the Book Publishers Association of Alberta Conference. “Books have the ability to educate, console, enthrall and inspire their readers. That’s why our government is proud to continue to support our publishers, writers, editors and all of Alberta’s creative minds. Book publishing is invaluable to Alberta’s economy and we recognize how integral the industry is in preserving and sharing Alberta’s culture with the world.”
The additional money will be used to boost support to the industry and provide more opportunity for growth and sustainability by helping organizations employ talented professionals, develop intellectual property and create quality products.