Submitted. The Abbotsford Arts Council is receiving $31,000 from the provincial government through community gaming grants announced Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas.
“The Abbotsford Arts Council is thrilled to be receiving a grant of $31,000 this year, executive director Gail Gromaski said. “This funding will allow us to cover operating costs and capital purchases for the Kariton Art Gallery as well as host the 11th Annual Arty Awards coming up in April of 2015.”
“I am a huge supporter of the work the Abbotsford Arts Council does to showcase the achievements and community contributions of local artists”, said Abbotsford-South MLA Darryl Plecas. “It is important that organizations like these get the funding they need to provide opportunities that promote arts in our community.”
These grants have been awarded under the Arts and Culture category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming Grants are also awarded in the categories of Sports, Public Safety, Environment and Human Social Services.
In the 2012/2013 fiscal year, our government distributed a total of $135 million in gaming grants for eligible community programs and services.
Organizations interested in applying for Community Gaming Grants can find full application information at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming