Two local organizations are receiving grants from the BC Arts Council totaling $11,517. These grants will support operating activities for fiscal year 2015.

Grant recipients:

  • Central Interior Regional Arts Council – $6,000
  • Williams Lake, Community Arts Council $5,517

“The BC Arts Council continues to provide outstanding service by playing a vital role in support for arts and culture in the Cariboo,” says Cariboo North MLA Coralee Oakes. “Congratulations to British Columbia’s talented artists and outstanding cultural groups for enriching the quality of life with your creativity in all regions of our province.”

“Our government is proud to support the arts and culture sector that contributes significantly to the provinces social and economic wellbeing,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “Local artists in the Cariboo deserve recognition and thanks for sharing their imagination and talent with British Columbians of all ages.”

The funding comes from a record-high $24 million that the BC Arts Council has received from the Government of British Columbia to support artists, arts activities and culture in 2014-15.

As B.C.’s lead agency for arts funding and development, council enlists the expertise of British Columbia’s artists to evaluate grant applications through a peer review process independent of government.

For a list of recipients or for more information on BC Arts Council grants, visit the BC Arts Council’s website at: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca.