B.C. Arts Council grants $3.52 million to Vancouver cultural groups
Vancouver cultural groups and artists have received $3.52 million in provincial funds as part of the latest round of approved B.C. Arts Council grants.
The B.C. government announced on March 18 the release of $8.36 million in funding for galleries, arts councils, performing-arts groups, and other recipients across the province.
Those funds come from the $16.8 million provided to the B.C. Arts Council, a provincial government agency, for the 2012-2013 fiscal year.
For Vancouver recipients, the largest single amounts are $643,000 in operating assistance to the Vancouver Art Gallery and $265,000 for the ArtStarts in Schools grant program.
Other major amounts include $185,000 for the Museum of Vancouver, $90,000 for the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, and $82,000 for the Vancouver International Film Festival.