NORTH VANCOUVER – The Gordon and Marion Smith Foundation for Young Artists is receiving $15,000 from the BC Creative Spaces program to enhance its infrastructure. The Smith Foundation raises money to support art education on the North Shore and operates the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. The grant will be used to create museum storage space for the gallery’s Artists for Kids Collection.

BC Creative Spaces grants support the creative and innovative capacity of B.C. artists and cultural organizations, with 41 organizations sharing $804,000 in funding. These one-time only grants are available to non-profit community and arts organizations, First Nations councils, and friendship centres for developing new spaces, improving existing facilities, and attaining specialized equipment.