Friday, April 28, 2023

Funding for Arts announced for Haida Gwaii and North Coast

Sports and Culture organizations in the Province are receiving some additional financial support from the BC Government with $34.5 million on the way to support resiliency and economic recovery for people working in the sector. 

The funding part of the province's ongoing efforts to support the areas of arts, sports and culture coming out of the pandemic.

 “The past three years have been incredibly challenging for people earning a living in the arts and culture sector. This funding is intended to help bolster resiliency of organizations in the industry and make a difference in addressing rising costs, so we can provide an arts and culture sector that benefits everyone, including our visitors.” -- Lana Popham, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport.

As part of year-end funding from the Province, $30 million will be distributed to 337 arts organizations through the BC Arts Council. 

On the North Coast and Haida Gwaii the funding comes to $650,140 

The Prince Rupert funding goes towards two organizations 

Museum of Northern British Columbia - $22,735
Prince Rupert Community Arts Council -  $5,093

For Haida Gwaii the Distribution is as follows:

Old Massett Village Council - $250,000 
TLUU XAADA NAAY Society (TXN) - $250,000
Haida Gwaii Arts Council - $4,144
Haida Gwaii Museum at Kay Llnagaay - $113,673  

$4,495 was also awarded to the Bella Coola Valley Arts Council on the Central Coast.

North Coast MLA Jennifer Rice noted of the benefit the funding will bring towards more awareness of Arts and culture in the region.

“The North Coast is home to so many vibrant communities, and we all benefit from having galleries, museums, and outdoor spaces to show off our arts, culture, history and character. These grants will benefit people in living in Prince Rupert, Haida Gwaii and the Bella Coola valley as well as help us show visitors what the North Coast is all about – and we have a lot to offer!”

More on today's provincial funding can be reviewed here

More notes on Arts on the North Coast can be reviewed from our archive page.

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