04/29/2015 06:13 EDT | Updated 06/29/2015 05:59 EDT

Alberta Liberals Pledge To Double Funding To Arts If Elected

RED DEER, Alta. - Alberta's Liberals are promising to double funding to the province's arts foundation if they win next Tuesday's election.

Leader David Swann said during a campaign stop in Red Deer the extra cash would bring money for the arts to $53 million.

Swann also said his party would create a $5-million First Nations arts fund.

He said the arts are essential to Alberta's economy, because every dollar invested generates an estimated $12 of economic return.

Swan said the other parties have neglected the creative community.


Also on HuffPost

Photo gallery
Alberta Election 2015 In Photos
See Gallery