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St-Ambroise Music Program offers $10,000 for Quebec Musicians! With deep cuts to public arts funding, McAuslan Brewing steps up its support for Quebec artists

(PRESS RELEASE) Montreal, April 1st, 2009- With deep cuts to public funding for the arts, declining CD sales, and now a recession, McAuslan Brewing recognized that it’s probably tough to be a musician these days. So the Montreal microbrewery decided to launch the St-Ambroise Music Program, a new initiative that offers $10,000 in cash prizes and grants for Quebec musicians.

“With the St-Ambroise Music Program we want to do our part to help musicians continue to do what they do best, which is make great music that we can all enjoy; hopefully along with a great beer of course!” – Peter McAuslan, Founder & President, McAuslan Brewing

The $10,000 in cash prizes and grants will be awarded to artists in two ways: