Thirteen arts organizations throughout the province will enhance their creative spaces with the support of $499,500 in small capital grants from the British Columbia government.
The funding will help provide for renovations and the purchase of specialized equipment, allowing BC’s creative professionals and organizations to work together in innovative and productive ways and strengthen BC’s thriving creative economy.
This investment is part of the commitment made through the Creative Economy Strategy to target $1.5 million toward collaborative arts spaces over three years. The program promotes artistic creation, increases shared resources, facilitates collaboration and enhances accessibility for artists and audiences throughout BC.
The list includes thirteen arts and culture organizations, including the following BC Alliance for Arts + Culture members:
- Ahousaht First Nation, Ahousat ($40,000)
- Gabriola Arts Council, Gabriola Island ($12,000)
- Hope and District Arts Council, Hope ($40,000)
- Island Mountain Arts Society, Wells ($40,000)
- Open Space Arts Society, Victoria ($40,000)
- Pacific Opera Victoria, Victoria ($40,000)
- Plastic Orchid Factory, Vancouver ($45,000)
- Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society, Vancouver ($40,000)
- Terminal City Glass Co-op, Vancouver ($45,000)
- Vancouver Access Artist Run Centre (Access Gallery), Vancouver ($50,000)
- Vancouver Creative Space Society, Vancouver ($22,500).
- Vancouver East Cultural Centre/The Cultch, Vancouver ($40,000)
- Visible Arts Society/Grunt Gallery, Vancouver ($45,000)
The list of organizations who received Collaborative Spaces grants and information on the projects toward which those moneys will be dedicated, can be found here.
Applications for the 2017-18 Collaborative Spaces program will open in summer 2017.