RICHMOND – Three local organizations and one artist are receiving grants from the BC Arts Council totalling $70,400. These grants will go toward supporting operating activities and the completion of an original manuscript.

Grant recipients:

  • Richmond Art Gallery Association – $22,000 for operating activities
  • Richmond Museum Society – $28,000 for operating activities
  • Federation of British Columbia Writers – $14,400 for operating activities
  • Alexandra Leslie – $6,000 for a new work of poetry titled Vancouver for Beginners

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: http://www.bcartscouncil.ca.