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South Okanagan arts groups get cash injection
Key community cultural organizations and events, including local arts councils, art galleries, theatres, museums and arts festivals throughout British Columbia shared nearly $13 million in BC Arts Council grants, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes said today.
"Arts and culture are thriving in British Columbia. The Government of British Columbia is proud to help support this success. Our funding for the BC Arts Council has never been higher. Council works well with B.C.'s talented artists and dedicated cultural organizations to ensure that vibrant arts help make our communities shine as great places to live, work, invest and visit."
The $12.993 million in funding comes from a record-high $24 million the BC Arts Council received from the Government of British Columbia to support artists, arts activities and culture in 2013-14.
South Okanagan-Similkameen awards:
Oliver Community Arts Council $9,000 - operating assistance
Osoyoos Community Arts Council $6,000 - operating assistance
Okanagan International Children's Festival Society $26, 750 - operation assistance and capacity and sustainability
Penticton and District Community Arts Council $8,544 - operating assistance
Penticton Art Gallery $38,000 - operating assistance
Penticton Museum and Archives $20,000 - operating assistance
Princeton Community Arts Council $14,000 - operating assistance
Summerland Community Arts Council $13,660 - operating assistance