The National Music Centre (NMC) and Bell announced yesterday a 12-year, $10 million partnership to support the construction of NMC’s new national home in Calgary’s East Village. Named Studio Bell, the facility will open to the public in spring 2016.
“Partnering with Bell supports our national vision and ability to connect with music lovers from coast to coast to coast,” said Andrew Mosker, president and CEO of the National Music Centre. “Studio Bell will be a technologically innovative national hub celebrating Canada and the power of music. We are confident the Studio Bell partnership positions us to deliver on our mission, vision and commitment to honour Canada’s music story.”
NMC has raised $125 million towards its campaign goal of $168 million. The Government of Canada committed $25 million to the project through the Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component, and the Province of Alberta and the City of Calgary have each committed an additional $25 million. Coril Holdings Ltd. also contributed a $10 million gift to the campaign.