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Arts and Culture Project Grants Announced

Apr 16, 2018

Williams Lake, BC – The Cariboo Regional District, City of Williams Lake and Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 CCACS Project Grants Program. Project grants are available annually for non-profit organizations or community groups in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo (CRD Areas D, E, and F) to support and develop arts and culture within the region.

The Cariboo Regional District and the City of Williams Lake provide funding for these grants through the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture function. A total of $25,000 in funding was available for 2018. More information on CCACS funding programs can be found at centralcaribooarts.com.

2018 CCACS Project Grant Recipients:

  • Arts on the Fly Festival Society – Arts on the Fly Festival ($3,000)
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre – Uptown Art ($3,000)
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society – Water Wise/Salmonid Art Exhibit ($3,000)
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society – “Trash Art” Project for Secondary Students ($1,500)
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy – Storywalk Williams Lake ($500)
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Youth Fiddle Society – Love and Lemonade Community Dance ($1,500)
  • Cariboo Potters’ Guild – Hand Building with Slabs Workshop with Linda Doherty ($1,600)
  • Community Arts Council of Williams Lake – Cariboo Wildfire Legacy ($1,000)
  • Esk’etemc (Alkali Lake First Nation) – Esk’etemc Canvas Art Project ($3,000)
  • Station House Studio and Gallery Society – Williams Lake Spring Lilac Festival ($1,100)

Quotes:

“Arts and culture programs and events bring life to our communities and lift our spirits. Funding programs like these are part of the CRD’s commitment to support arts and culture in the Central Cariboo and throughout the region and, by extension, to support our communities’ grassroots efforts to rebuild and revitalize after the 2017 wildfire season.”

  • Joan Sorley, CRD Electoral Area F Director and Central Cariboo Joint Committee Co-Chair

“The City of Williams Lake is proud to be a partner in promoting arts and culture in our communities. The CCACS Project Grants program allows cultural and artistic diversity to flourish in our region, and provides valuable opportunities for all of us to grow, discover, and express ourselves.”

  • Laurie Walters, City of Williams Lake Councillor & Community Services Committee Chair 

“We are very pleased to be able to continue to support good work that enhances both artistic value and public participation. We look forward to seeing these exciting projects come to light.”

  • Leah Selk, CCACS Executive Director

For further information, please contact CCACS Executive Director Leah Selk at 778-412-9044 or email info@centralcaribooarts.com

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