Local MLA Carole James welcomes funds for Victoria arts, community resilience

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VICTORIA – New Democrat MLA Carole James is welcoming $24,500 through the province’s Community Resilience through Arts and Culture Grants to support arts and culture organizations in Victoria.

“The arts play a central role in bringing attention to important social issues, while also fostering space for healing and resilience,” said MLA James. “Thank you to the organizations receiving funding today, for all the work they do to shape critical conversations and culture in Victoria.”

Recipients in Victoria benefiting from this latest round of grants include:

  • Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness, $12,500
  • Victoria Capital Region District, $12,000

The Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture program funds projects that use the restorative power of art and culture to inspire community engagement and to bring healing in response to environmental, social and economic hardships. Now in its second year, the program is distributing 83 grants to communities across the province.

MLA James said the New Democrat government is committed to enhancing opportunities for British Columbians to succeed in their creative careers, to supporting cultural revitalization and healing within Indigenous communities, and to increasing equity and access so that all people in British Columbia can participate in the arts and celebrate culture.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019TAC0038-001018