MLA Nicholas Simons welcomes BC Arts Council Grants for the Sunshine Coast

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SECHELT – Local MLA Nicholas Simons is welcoming $126,240  through the province’s BC Arts Council Grant Program for community projects that will create new programs that encourage more inclusivity and accessibility in the creative sector, including those that support emerging Indigenous artists.

“Our communities are enriched by the creativity of our artists, musicians and writers” said Simons. “The BC Arts Council Grant provides access and opportunities for local artists up and down the Sunshine Coast.”

Recipients in Madeira Park and Sechelt benefiting from this latest round of grants include:

  • Harbour Publishing Co. Ltd: $77,241
  • Sunshine Coast Festival Of The Written Arts: $37,800
  • Sunshine Coast Arts Council: $11,199

Budget 2019 announced an additional $15 million over the next three years to the BC Arts Council, bringing its annual budget to $34 million in 2019-20.

In addition to new programs, this investment will also enable the council to further build on the funding increase provided in 2018 to enhance the capacity of arts and culture organizations in more than 200 communities.

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