Vancouver Artists get Support with Gaming Grants

VANCOUVER – Seven organizations in Vancouver-False Creek have received a combined $240,000 under the B.C. government’s community gaming grant program.

The recipients:

  • Vancouver Choral Arts Society: $20,000
  • Axis Theatre Society: $50,000
  • Vancouver International Writers Festival Society: $38,500
  • Cineworks Independent Filmmakers: $25,000
  • Vancouver Academy of Music: $51,500
  • Mandala Arts and Culture Society: $10,000
  • VDC Dance Centre Society: $45,000

“Our city is rich in arts and culture and it’s thanks to groups like these and the programs they offer,” said Vancouver-False Creek MLA Sam Sullivan. “With these grants they will be able to expand their services and reach even more of our community members, and I couldn’t be more excited.”

These grants are awarded under the Sport and Arts and Culture category of the community gaming grant program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of Public Safety, Human and Social Services, Parent Advisory Councils and District Parent Advisory Councils, and Environment.

Every year, the provincial government approves $135 million in gaming grants that benefit more than 5,000 local non-profit organizations that serve communities throughout British Columbia.