Thursday, February 12, 2015

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MLA Throness announces funding for local art groups

Released by the BC Gov't Caucus


number of arts organizations have been awarded has been awarded a grant of more than $48,000 from the B.C. Arts Council announced Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness. The funding will support its operating activities for the 2015/16 year.

• Harrison Festival Society                                             $23,000

• Hope and District Arts Council                                    $16,000

• Kent-Harrison Arts Council                                         $5,500

• Chilliwack Community Arts Council                             $4,000

“All of these organizations enrich our lives by nourishing talent,” said Throness. “But they also go hand in hand with making our communities places to visit, be entertained and welcomed.”


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:





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