NDP MLA Chandra Herbert says grants will support local artistic talent in Vancouver

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New Democrat MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert says that people in Vancouver will continue to enjoy a diverse and inclusive local arts scene as BC Arts Council grants are awarded to individual artists and arts organizations in the community.

“The arts are an essential part of our community, and when we honor diversity in the arts, we are honoring the strength of the people in our community,” said Spencer Chandra Herbert, MLA for Vancouver-West End. “By embracing the unique perspectives and talents of our local artists, we can create a richer, more vibrant and more inclusive society that benefits everyone.”

In Vancouver 98 individuals and organizations are receiving BC Arts Council grants this year.

The BC Arts Council is working to build a more diverse and equitable funding structure to support the arts and culture community. Priority was given to equity-deserving organizations and artists as well as to communities outside of the capital region and Greater Vancouver.

This funding includes scholarships, project assistance for performing artists and professional organizations, and arts-based community development. This year, more than 250 individual artists and arts organizations throughout B.C. are benefitting from over $2.7 million in BC Arts Council grant funding.

BC Arts Council grant recipients: https://www.bcartscouncil.ca/funding/recipients/

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022TACS0068-001890