Submitted. Two arts organizations have been awarded grants of more than $30,000 from the B.C. Arts Council announced Abbotsford South MLA Darryl Plecas. The funding will support the operating activities for the following organizations for the 2015/16 year.
- Abbotsford Arts Council $15,544
- Matsqui-Sumas- Abbotsford Museum Society $15,000
“Both of these organizations serve as a foundation for our local arts community and a great many artist depend on them,” said Plecas. “Having funding in place for their day-to-day operations is fundamental.”
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.