The Singing Storytellers public outreach program wishes to gratefully acknowledge the generosity and support of a growing list of sponsors – who, along with our partners, are making it possible for us to carry out our work!


The Singing Storytellers public outreach program is made possible by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) grant for $63,450.

Please click here to read about our other generous supporters!

NS gov imagesupport4cultureSinging Storytellers thanks the Province of Nova Scotia and the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage and the One Time Emerging Culture and Heritage Program for funding our symposium! Singing Storytellers recognizes funding from the Support4Culture, a designated lottery program of the Nova Scotia Provincial Lotteries and Casino Corporation.


Established in 1998, the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies is a research institute at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Our principal mandate is to raise the profile of Central Europe and Central European Studies in Canada and to provide a leadership role in a network of cooperation in this field with other Canadian universities. We act as both an academic and cultural institute and sponsor and organize lectures, conferences, artistic festivals, symposia, concerts, exhibitions and other scholarly and cultural events with an Austrian and central European theme. We also engage in international cooperative ventures with institutions in the United States and Europe.



Established as part of the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair awarded to Dr. Richard MacKinnon, the Centre for Cape Breton Studies is committed to promoting and preserving intangible cultural heritage. Unique in Atlantic Canada, the Centre is reaches into our community and extends into national and international arenas through visiting scholars, research, workshops, and programmes of study. The Centre for Cape Breton Studies houses both the Rotary Music Performance and Analysis Room, a state of the art Digitization Lab, and seminar and research space for Folklore and Ethnomusicology programmes. Additionally, the Centre is home to the academic journal Material Culture Review and book publications.


The Shannon School of Business (SSOB) at Cape Breton University has consistently sought to strengthen its capacity to deliver business degree programs while maintaining its commitment to community development and regional sustainability.  In addition to mainstream business subjects, the Shannon School of Business has developed specialized expertise in community economic development and tourism management. The SSOB offers the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), the Bachelor of Hospitality & Tourism Management (BHTM),  and the MBA in Community Economic Development degree programs.