Established in 1974 and incorporated in 1975, the 100 Mile & District Arts Council is a volunteer-run, community-based umbrella organization for local arts and cultural groups.
We are dedicated to developing opportunities for area residents to experience and/or participate in creative and cultural endeavours.
We strive to meet this objective by awarding grants to our arts-related member groups, and when our budget allows it, by sponsoring concerts featuring professional Canadian performers. We also award up to three scholarships annually to students graduating from our senior secondary school who are entering arts-related post-secondary programs.
Since 1999, we have given our member groups more than $60,000 to help them offset some of their operational costs. During the same time period, we have awarded $13,000 in scholarships.
We have raised these funds through grants from the BC Arts Council and income from our annual Winter Arts & Craft Fair.
We know the groups we support would probably exist without us. However, we sincerely believe our grants have made life a bit easier for the members of the Festival of the Arts Society, the 100 Mile Performing Arts Society, Eclectica Community Choir, the 100 Mile Community Band, the Cariboo Artist Guild, the 100 Mile Mural Society, the South Cariboo Arts & Culture Society, the Cariboo Calico Quilters, the Log Cabin Quilters, and the South Cariboo Weavers and Spinners.
If you would like more information about your Arts Council, check out our website at 100milearts.com, which should be up and running early this September.