By now, many of you have received supplemental funds from the BC Arts Council for your organizations and/or practice. Since there is so much uncertainty in regards to the financial future of the council, we have asked the staff at the arts council for clarification about this money. The council has decided not to be directive with the funds, but is instead encouraging their clients to read the correspondence very carefully. In his letter, Chair Don Shumka explains that:
the allocated amount will be factored into the assessment of your request for assistance during the coming year.
Given the current economic climate, we believe it is wise to be prudent with the funds.