Mission Arts Council and Mission Folk Music Festival Society receive grants from the BC Arts Council.

MAC and MFMF Society receive grants

BC Arts Council awards funds to two Mission organizations

Two Mission arts groups received funding from the BC Arts Council to support their work this year.

Mission Arts Council received a $12,149 grant, while the Mission Folk Music Festival Society received $15,000.

More than $6.9 million was provided to 277 artists, museums and arts organizations in 97 B.C. communities this year.

These most recent awards are a result of applications examined by the BC Arts Council’s independent peer-review process between Nov. 1, 2014

and Jan. 31, 2015.

The funding is part of the $24 million provided to the BC Arts Council

by the B.C. government to support the province’s arts and culture sector in 2014-2015.

“This public investment helps foster and promote the creation and enjoyment of the arts for the benefit of all,” noted Stan Hamilton, chair of BC Arts Council.

“Arts and culture are key building blocks for creative and vibrant communities and they are essential to our quality of life and competitiveness,” said Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes. “The arts and culture sector is a significant contributor to our provincial economy and is vital in the promotion of

British Columbia as a prime location to visit, work, live and invest.”

Last year, council approved in excess of 1,000 grants in more than 200

communities in every region of the province.

Since 2001, the provincial government has provided more than half a billion dollars for arts and culture in B.C.