Arts council grants awarded

The BC Arts Council board has approved more than $15,000 in provincial grants to Community Arts Councils in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House for core annual support and a creative festival project.

  • Feb. 25, 2011 11:00 a.m.

The BC Arts Council board has approved more than $15,000 in provincial grants to Community Arts Councils in Williams Lake and 100 Mile House for core annual support and a creative festival project.“This funding will allow local arts to maintain programs in our northern communities,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “Arts groups add to the already vibrant culture.” Funding is used to support a range of program areas as determined by the arts council, including media and visual arts, festivals, museums, community arts councils, touring and professional development and individual awards to creative writers. Through peer adjudication, recommendations are made to determine funding per organization. The Community Arts Council of WL – $6,055.The Central Interior Regional Arts Council – $7,500The 100 Mile and District Arts Council receives $1,800The 2010 Sport and Arts Legacy builds on the success of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Cultural Olympiad by providing $30 million over three years to enhance opportunities in the arts for all British Columbians. In 2010/11, the Arts Council received $7.75 million from the legacy to help implement its strategic plan.The BC Arts Council is an independent agency that supports a range of activities including funding for professional artists and arts organizations, community cultural development and public education. All funding applications are evaluated through a peer-review process.  A full list of grant recipients has been posted on the council’s website, www.bcartscouncil.com.