Local MLA Claire Trevena welcomes funds for North Island arts, community resilience

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CAMPBELL RIVER – New Democrat MLA Claire Trevena is welcoming $67,500 through the province’s Community Resilience through Arts and Culture Grants to support arts and culture organizations across the North Island.

“Art brings people together, and is so important for community building,” said MLA Trevena. “I’m always delighted to see investments in local creativity, but I’m especially proud that our government is supporting arts and culture projects designed to promote healing and Indigenous cultural resiliency.”

Recipients on the North Island benefiting from this latest round of grants include:

  • Homalco First Nation $10,000
  • Ka:’yu:’k’t’/Che:k’tleds7et’h First Nations $12,000
  • Klahoose First Nation $10,000
  • Mowachat/Muchalaht First Nation $12,000
  • Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw Tribal Council $13,500
  • Nuyumbalees Society, $10,000

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 Trevena 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