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MLA Dean says funding will support artists in Esquimalt

May 1, 2023 at 10:55 am  Politics, Provincial

ESQUIMALT – New Democrat MLA Mitzi Dean says that provincial funding for arts organizations and people working in the arts will help the local sector continue to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.

“Making our community arts spaces more accessible and safer for the people who use them will make sure more people can participate in the arts locally,” said Mitzi Dean, MLA for Esquimalt-Metchosin. “This will make our arts community stronger and able to continue the work they do.”

In Esquimalt, the following projects are receiving funding, for a total of almost $75,000

  • Esquimalt Community Arts Hub $70,000
  • Township Community Arts Council $4,669

The funding is distributed through the BC Arts Council and will provide a total of $34.5 million to arts and culture organizations throughout B.C. Grants will help support infrastructure projects and address rising costs for organizations who have been impacted by a loss of audiences, reduced profits, and increased expenses since the pandemic.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28659

Funding backgrounder: https://www.bcartscouncil.ca/funding/recipients/

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