DAWSON CREEK – The Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Rolla arts communities have been awarded grants worth more than $23,000 from the BC Arts Council.

  • South Peace Community Arts Council – $11,077
  • Chetwynd Community Arts Council Society – $6,399
  • Donna Kane of Rolla – $6,000 for project support

“The councils and Ms. Kane do a fantastic job of entertaining and inspiring our community through their respective artistic mediums,” Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said. “We’re lucky to have them contribute to our thriving arts scene.”

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, 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.