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VICTORIA, B.C. – As part of two grant funding streams through the B.C. Arts Council, some Peace Region arts and culture groups are receiving grants to assist with COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Through the Spring Arts & Culture Resilience Supplement, the Chetwynd Community Arts Council and the South Peace Community Arts Council are each receiving $16,500.

The Fort St. John Community Arts Council and the Peace Liard Arts Council are each receiving $24,000 from the grant.

Through the Arts Impact Grant Program, the North Peace Cultural Society is receiving $30,000, the most offered through this grant.

Northern Rockies Art Council is receiving $17,510 from the program as well.

Both funding programs are for B.C. arts and culture organizations facing financial impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In April, the province announced that the BC Arts Council will be provided $12.4 million in one-time funding to support recovery efforts from the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information, visit their website.

To view all recipients of their grants, click here.

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