British Columbia's leading data collector and resource for the arts is calling on the public to help get a message to the provincial government, ahead of the upcoming 2017 election.
The Christmas soirée will take place tonight (December 2).
The volunteer-based organization has been raising funds and awareness since 1991.
Richards brings more than 20 years of experience working in national museums in the UK.
Theatrical shows include a Wrestling Jerusalem, about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and high-speed improv artists Folk Lordz, while comedy names include Mark Schiff.
Social Development and Social Innovation Minister Michelle Stilwell says that the $169,403 grant will lead to three people gaining meaningful work experience and one more learning about event planning.
The student-led projects include an illuminated bike lane, mobile tea cart, and more.
The gift will go toward a planned 10,000-square-foot expansion, called the Next Gallery.
The man scored a trip to Vancouver for his uncanny likeness to the late Dutch painter.
The B.C. Arts Council is the lead agency for arts funding and development.