NDP MLA Fin Donnelly says grants will support local artistic talent in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain

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New Democrat MLA Fin Donnelly says that people in Coquitlam-Burke Mountain 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.

“I’m thrilled to know this funding will help local artists and community groups, who keep the Tri-Cities vibrant – they are an essential part of our community,” said Fin Donnelly, MLA for Coquitlam-Burke Mountain.

In Coquitlam-Burke Mountain the following individuals and organizations are receiving BC Arts Council grants this year:

  • Jamie Lee, $3,000
  • Evergreen Cultural Centre Society, $18,965
  • Re:Naissance Opera, $12,000

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.

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