Pair of Mission groups receive provincial funds

Mission Folk Music Festival and Mission Arts Council benefit from B.C. Arts Council grants

Two Mission arts and culture organizations received a total of $27,149 in BC Arts Council grants.

The Mission Folk Music Festival Society’s grant is worth $15,000, while the Mission Arts Council will receive $12,149. The provincial government is providing $24 million to the BC Arts Council this year, the highest funding level in the organization’s history, said a provincial press release.

As B.C.’s lead agency for arts funding and development, the B.C. Arts Council enlists the expertise of British Columbia’s artists to evaluate grant applications through a peer review process independent of government.

Established in 1995, the B.C. Arts Council consults with the arts and culture community to develop policies, programs and strategic priorities for the sector. Last year, the Council approved more than 1,000 grants in over 200 communities in every region of the province.

For more information about the B.C. Arts Council, including information on how to apply for grants, visit