Dal receives $10-million gift for new performing arts school

May 14, 2013

As part of Bold Ambitions: the Campaign for Dalhousie, which concludes tomorrow, philanthropists Fred and Elizabeth Fountain have contributed $10 million, their largest donation ever, to the creation of a new school for performing arts, the only one east of Montreal. Building on Dal’s scholarly study of the arts, the new school will enhance the creative economy of the Maritimes and will serve the entire Atlantic community, the benefits of which were stressed by the Fountains. The Dalhousie Arts Centre is also to undergo renovations, funded by the university, in order to be ready to house the expanded programs and services that will be offered by the new school. Dal News Release