NDP MLA says grants will support local artistic talent in Langley

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LANGLEY – New Democrat MLA Megan Dykeman says that people in Langley 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.

“We have a thriving art scene here in Langley and I am so glad to see so many artists from our area being recognized with these scholarships. Celebrating diverse and inclusive art is so important to make sure that we are representing all British Columbians. Congratulations to all the recipients!” said Megan Dykeman, MLA for Langley East.

In Langley, the following students are receiving BC Arts Council grants as scholarships this year:

  • Kevin Kim, $3,000
  • Finn Sawatzky, $6,000
  • David Song, $6,000
  • Ji Wen (Tyler) Song, $6,000
  • Brooklyn Wood, $6,000

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