Applications Open for Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture Grants

The following is excerpted from a call issued by the Province of British Columbia.

Atlin Arts & Music Festival, which received funding to showcase the culture and work of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation in 2018. | Image: Atlin Arts & Music Festival.

Atlin Arts & Music Festival, which received funding to showcase the culture and work of the Taku River Tlingit First Nation in 2018. | Image: Atlin Arts & Music Festival.

Grant applications are now open for arts and cultural submissions designed to bring healing to people and communities in response to environmental, social and economic hardships.

This grant program was developed with a focus on cultural revitalization within Indigenous communities in response to the devastating wildfire season and government’s commitment to uphold the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

“The celebration of arts and culture is a powerful tool in lifting people’s spirits and helping people connect and rebuild as a community in difficult times,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. “I am thrilled that we are able to once again provide grants to communities to help British Columbians find strength and joy through the arts and their unique culture.”

Organizations and communities are encouraged to apply for grants through oral or written submissions here. The application deadline is February 15, 2019.

Launched in February 2018, the Community Resilience Through Arts and Culture program provides grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 to help fund events, programs, celebrations and initiatives that use arts and culture to foster community connection and resiliency.

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