NDP MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says grants will support local artistic talent in Courtenay-Comox

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COMOX – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says that people in Courtenay-Comox 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.

“With these awards, recipients will have more support as they continue to pursue artistic passions, community programs, and so much more,” said Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay-Comox. “Community art and performance brings people together, fosters creativity, and makes Courtenay-Comox a more equitable and inclusive place to live.”

In the riding, the following individuals and organizations are receiving BC Arts Council grants this year:

  • Anne Cumming, $6000
  • Gabrielle Moore-Pratt, $6000
  • Comox Valley Art Gallery, $25,000

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