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NDP MLA says grants will support local artistic talent in Greater Victoria

January 9, 2023 at 10:48 am  Politics, Provincial

GREATER VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Rob Fleming says that people in Greater Victoria will continue to enjoy a diverse and inclusive local arts scene as BC Arts Council grants are awarded to individual artists and arts organizations in the community.

“When we support arts in our communities, we support our communities as a whole,” said Rob Fleming, MLA for Victoria-Swan Lake. “I’m so pleased we’re continuing to support our community arts organizations through these grants.”

In Victoria-Swan Lake, the following individuals and organizations are receiving BC Arts Council grants this year:

  • Kerri Flannigan, $9,640
  • Scott Mitchell, $6,000
  • Paul Nadeau, $6,000
  • Rick Waines, $40,000
  • Impulse Theatre, $10,000
  • SNAFU Society of Unexpected Spectacles, $35,000

The BC Arts Council is working to build a more diverse and equitable funding structure to support the arts and culture community. Priority was given to equity-deserving organizations and artists as well as to communities outside of the capital region and Greater Vancouver.

This funding includes scholarships, project assistance for performing artists and professional organizations, and arts-based community development. This year, more than 250 individual artists and arts organizations throughout B.C. are benefitting from over $2.7 million in BC Arts Council grant funding.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/27969

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