Members of the Williams Lake Community Band gave high energy and exciting renditions of dozens of classic Christmas tunes during the Williams Lake Community Christmas Concert last month. The band is one of multiple recipients of Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society’s Support Grant program. Patrick Davies photo

Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society announces Support Grants awards

The first round of Support Grants has been announced with the application for the second open.

The recipients of the first intake of the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society’s (CCACS) Support Grant programs have been announced.

CCACS received applications requesting grants for capital purchases, general programs, community-based activities and professional development for an individual artist, all for up to $1,000 each.

After deliberation, the CCACS is proud to offer grants to six local artists, non-profit community groups and capital purchases in the Williams Lake and Central-Cariboo area (CRD Areas D, E and F).

This financial support totals $5,150 and will go to six organizations, individuals and events the CCACS has determined are or will contribute to the development of arts and culture in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo.

CCACS Support Grant Recipients for Pilot Intake #2, for grants to be completed by December 31, 2018, are as follows:

Capital Purchase Support Grants:

• Cariboo Potters’ Guild ($500) – To purchase a new slab roller for the guild studio.

Read more: Cariboo Potters Guild holding show and sale

• Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin ($1000) – To frame a cartographic history for display.

General Program Support Grants:

• Junior Cadets Society of BC ($1000) – Coda! Teen Vocal Group with AngelKeys Music Studio.

Community-Based Support Grants:

• Community Arts Council of Williams Lake ($1000) – 50th Anniversary giveaway.

• Williams Lake Community Band ($1000) – Workshop and performance with high school students.

Individual Artist Professional Development Support Grants:

• Venta Rutkauskas ($650) – to attend Youth Empowerment via Creative Facilitation training in Vancouver.

Applications are now open, however, for the second round of Supports Grants.

The proposed activities and endeavours must take place between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2019, and, as with any grant, contribute in some way to the betterment of art and culture in Williams Lake and the surrounding region.

The deadline for these applications is May 30, 2019 with more information available at the CCACS’s website.

In addition, CCACS also would like to remind the public it administers its own Project Grants program, funded by the Cariboo Regional District and City of Williams Lake, geared toward larger scale initiatives with sums offered between $300 to $3,000.

The deadline for applications, however, rapidly approaches with all due by Jan. 31, 2019.

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