Dozens of grants, totalling over $1.5 million, was awarded to various groups across the province from the BC Arts Council. Grants ranged in size from $1,000 to $27,000, and The Revelstoke Arts Council scored $4,000.
“Arts and culture connect, challenge and inspire us. They make our communities vibrant and resilient, creating great places to live and raise families,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “Through our increased investment in the BC Arts Council, we are working to enrich our neighbourhoods, improve peoples’ lives and attract even more visitors to B.C.”
More than $1.5 million in provincial funding will be distributed through 191 grants in the latest round of funding administered by the BC Arts Council. This includes 102 grants to support community festivals (up from 77 last year). As well, there was an increase in grants to individual artists through the Visual Arts Awards program.