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South Okanagan arts groups get cash injection

MLA Dan Ashton recently  presented a cheque for $8544 to Eric Hanston of the Penticton and District Community Arts Council, funding is from the BC Arts Council and will go member groups in this area. - Submitted Photo
MLA Dan Ashton recently presented a cheque for $8544 to Eric Hanston of the Penticton and District Community Arts Council, funding is from the BC Arts Council and will go member groups in this area.
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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

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