ROLLA – The arts and music festival Sweetwater 905 has been awarded a $3,500 grant from the BC Arts Council. The funds will support Sweetwater 905’s annual festival that brings together a wide range of talent from across the province and elsewhere. This year’s festival takes place from June 12 to 14, 2015.

“Events like Sweetwater 905 contribute to the rich diversity of our arts and cultural scene in our region,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “The festival will be a celebration of musical, literary, artistic and theatrical talent.”

The funding comes from a record-high $24 million that the BC Arts Council has received from the Government of British Columbia to support artists, arts activities and culture in 2014-15.

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

For a list of recipients, or for more information on BC Arts Council grants, visit the BC Arts Council’s website at: bcartscouncil.ca.