NORTH VANCOUVER – Four key arts and culture organizations serving North Vancouver have been awarded more than $218,000 in B.C. Arts Council grants. Funding also includes two scholarships and a professional development grant, which have been awarded to three local residents.

Organizations receiving grants:

  • BC Photography and Media Arts Society Presentation House Gallery – $128,500
  • North Vancouver Community Arts Council – $37,069
  • North Vancouver Museum and Archives Commission – $30,000
  • Dancers of Damelahamid – $8,000

Scholarship recipients:

  • Kara Chan (scholarship for The Juilliard School) – $6,000
  • Kelsey Lamare (scholarship for the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design) – $5,000
  • Jordan Nobles (professional development grant for the performing arts) – $4,000 

As B.C.’s lead agency for arts funding and development, the B.C. Arts Council enlists the expertise of British Columbia’s artists to evaluate grant applications through a peer review process independent of government.

Established in 1995, the B.C. Arts Council consults with the arts and culture community to develop policies, programs and strategic priorities for the sector. Last year, the Council approved more than 1,000 grants in over 200 communities in every region of the province.

The provincial government is providing $24 million to the B.C. Arts Council this year, the highest funding level in the Council’s history. Overall, it is investing $60 million towards B.C.’s artists, arts organizations and cultural institutions during the 2014-15 fiscal year.

For more information about the B.C. Arts Council, including information on how to apply for grants, visit BCArtsCouncil.ca.

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