Inside Out receives funding boost through CCIF

The Toronto festival received $84,000 through the Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund.
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Toronto’s Inside Out LGBTQ Film Festival is one of 24 organizations to receive funding through the Endowment Incentives component of the Canada Cultural Investment Fund (CCIF).

The fund encourages Canadians to donate to professional arts organizations, with government then matching those donations with its own investment. In the most recent round, announced Wednesday by Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism Pablo Rodriguez, the government announced an investment of more than $6 million.

Inside Out received $84,308 through the fund, with funding also going to a number of other organizations including the Canadian Music Centre ($47,462), Canadian Opera Company ($659,575) and The National Youth Orchestra Association of Canada ($609,142).

Funds distributed through endowments can be either used for regular operations or to undertake special initiatives or projects.

Earlier in the year, Inside Out announced  it had become the only LGBTQ film festival to be a designated partner of the Talent to Watch program (formerly the micro-budget program), as well as a number of other funds and initiatives. Most recently, Inside Out announced a partnership with TIFF that will see the festivals organize stage talks, special presentations, pop-up retail experiences and other events.

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