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.