Local MLA Michelle Mungall welcomes funds for Nelson and Kaslo arts, community resilience

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NELSON Local MLA Michelle Mungall is welcoming $14,000 through the province’s Community Resilience through Arts and Culture Grants to support arts and culture organizations in Nelson and Kaslo.

“Art brings people together, shares stories and helps to grow community,” said MLA Mungall. “These grants will provide opportunities for connection among youth and help promote the work of LGBTQ+ artists in the Kootenays.”

The Langham Cultural Society is receiving $3,000 for their Kaslo Youth Arts Mentoring Project. The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council is receiving $11,000 for their Bent on Art: Kootenay Queer & Trans Art Festival.

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 Mungall 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/19800