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BC Arts Council grants give artists and arts organization support

VICTORIA, B.C. – Hundreds of artists and arts organizations will continue to thrive, thanks to the latest round of B.C. Arts Council grants.

Nearly $4 million in grants will help advance artistic development and strengthen the creative workforce in the province.

According to a news release from the province, an additional $1 million in grant funding was available as a result of increased support for the B.C. Arts Council. This increase allowed 66 one-time supplemental grants to be given to not-for-profit organizations around the province.

B.C. Arts Council grants are awarded based on a peer-assessment process. This round of funding focuses on the following four areas:

  • $1.3 million for project assistance and early career development
  • $876, 000 for operating assistance for not-for-profit organizations
  • $550, 000 for media arts
  • $450, 000 for assistance and strategic opportunities
  • $807, 000 for scholarships

Donna Lytle from Powell River is an arts award recipient, and Kennedy Ledingham from Courtenay will be receiving an arts scholarship.

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We have reached out to both women for comment about their awards, but they have not responded to our requests for comment yet.

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