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Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Project Grants Announced

Apr 16, 2019

The Cariboo Regional District, City of Williams Lake and Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS) are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 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 2019. More information on CCACS funding programs can be found at centralcaribooarts.com.

2019 CCACS Project Grant Recipients:

  • Arts on the Fly Festival Society – Infrastructure Improvements - $2,989  
  • Boys & Girls Club of WL & District – Anime Culture Club - $1,000    
  • Cariboo Potters’ Guild – Klay Kamp for Kids - $1,000
  • Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre – Uptown Art - $1,000
  • Community Arts Council of Williams Lake – Puddle Poetry in Schools - $3,000
  • Downtown Williams Lake – ArtWalk Grand Opening - $2,650
  • Junior Cadets Society of BC – Music Lessons for Youth - $3,000
  • Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin – Contextualizing St. Joseph’s Mission - $3,000
  • Wild Women Writers – Poet-Trees: Language of the Land - $3,000

Quotes:

“Arts and culture programs and events are central to building and revitalizing our communities. Funding programs like these are part of the CRD’s commitment to support our communities’ grassroots initiatives that enable arts and culture to flourish in the Central Cariboo and throughout the region.”

  • Angie Delainey, CRD Electoral Area E Director and Central Cariboo Joint Committee Co-Chair

“I’ve always felt that arts and culture in a municipality are one of the key pillars to sustain a healthy community. The City of Williams Lake continues to foster its strong commitment of support and would like to congratulate this year’s recipients knowing that any grants received will benefit the residents of Williams Lake many times over. We look forward to watching these programs and events flourish.”

  • Craig Smith, Councillor and Acting Mayor for The City of Williams Lake.

“This is the ninth year of the Project Grant awards, totaling 118 projects that bring new and innovative ideas in arts and culture. Many of these projects have led to or acted as a catalyst for established and successful programming that have helped to develop and grow arts and culture in our region.”

  • 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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