Cariboo Art Society president Cat Prevette works on a zentangle doodle exercise many members are currently working on in the art room the society rents in the Central Cariboo Arts Centre. Anyone with an interest in learning art techniques or just enjoying working with a great group of artists is welcome to join the society

Cariboo Art Society president Cat Prevette works on a zentangle doodle exercise many members are currently working on in the art room the society rents in the Central Cariboo Arts Centre. Anyone with an interest in learning art techniques or just enjoying working with a great group of artists is welcome to join the society

Arts and culture fee-for-service agreements finalized

The Cariboo Regional District announces recipients of 2017-2019 arts and culture fee-for-service agreements for the Central Cariboo.

The Cariboo Regional District (CRD), City of Williams Lake and Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS) are pleased to announce the recipients of 2017-2019 Arts and Culture Fee-for-Service agreements.

The agreements are intended to provide a stable source of annual funding on a multi-year basis to allow non-profits to undertake effective planning and make the most of the often substantial volunteer time also required to deliver services.

A committee made up of governance representatives from the CRD, City of Williams Lake and CCACS reviewed the selected participants for the Arts and Culture Fee-for-Service agreements.

The CRD Board of Directors approved the committee’s recipient recommendations at its board meeting Friday, Oct. 14.

The agreements are delivered through the CCACS.

“We are excited to announce the CRD board’s approval of the 2017-2019 fee-for-service recipients. This funding is an important part of furthering arts and culture in the Central Cariboo and supporting our local non-profits,” commented CRD Electoral Area F Director Joan Sorley.

“The City of Williams Lake deeply values the important contributions that non-profit organizations make to our community,” says Coun. Laurie Walters. “We are pleased to be able to support these groups that are so dedicated to celebrating and promoting arts and culture. They truly enrich the fabric of our community, and we are thankful to them for their ongoing efforts.”

Harry Jennings, past president of the CCACS and member of the fee-for-service committee said, “This committee, and the very positive results of its discussions, demonstrates the great working relationship between the CCACS, the City of Williams Lake and the CRD.

“More arts and culture groups are able to plan and operate sustainably in the Central Cariboo, enhancing our quality of life and continuing the development of arts and culture.”

The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture service of the CRD was established in 2009. It provides the funding for project grants, fee-for-service agreements and the operation of the Central Cariboo Arts Centre.

The taxation area for this function includes the City of Williams Lake and Cariboo Regional District Electoral Areas D, E and F which encompasses the communities of Wildwood, McLeese Lake, Soda Creek, Dog Creek, Alkali Lake, Sugar Cane, 150 Mile House, Horsefly, Big Lake and Likely.

2017-2019 Arts and Culture Fee-for-Service Agreement Recipients:

• Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin ($35,000)

Station House Gallery and Studio Society ($12,000)

Community Arts Council of Williams Lake ($5,000)

Rotary Club of Williams Lake Daybreak, Stampede Parade ($5,000)

Horsefly Historical Society, Horsefly Pioneer Museum ($3,000)

Likely Chamber of Commerce, Cedar City Museum ($3,000)

150 Mile Greenbelt, Trail & Heritage Society, 150 Mile Schoolhouse ($2,000)

Cariboo Chilcotin Metis Association, Metis Jamboree ($2,000)

Scout Island Nature Centre, Art in Nature/Nature in Art ($2,000)

Women’s Contact Society, Williams Lake Children’s Festival ($2,000)


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