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Prince George Receives $140K in Arts Grants

Friday, August 12, 2016 @ 3:05 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Good news for the arts community in Prince George.

The BC Arts Council has awarded five arts groups and culture organizations just over $140,000 in grants.

The recipients between March 1 and May 31, 2016 were:

-Prince George Conservatory of Music – $10,000

-Theatre North West Society – $70,000

-Prince George Symphony Orchestra Society – $23,400

-Prince George Regional Art Gallery Association/Two Rivers Gallery – $32,300

-Robson Valley Music Society – $4,500

The funding comes from a record-high $24 million that BC Arts Council receives annually from the Province to support artists, arts activities and culture.

Since 2001, the BC Arts Council has distributed about $259 million to artists, arts groups and cultural organizations across B.C.


Put it away, it is a small start towards your PAC.

    for the performing arts groups among the recipients that is $103,000.

    That money will all go to operating expenses.

    The PAC would be built with money allocated to capital.

    I know, difficult for some to understand. Money is money.

    The community groups could close their doors for 50+ years and collect enough money this way to build a facility.

    Then again, if they did not exist, they would not get any money from the province. ;-)

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