The Comox Valley Art Gallery is receiving $20,000 for a cultural mapping project. Scott Stanfield photo

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is receiving $20,000 for a cultural mapping project. Scott Stanfield photo

Comox Valley Art Gallery, festival receive funds

Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard is welcoming over $76,000 through the BC Arts Council Grant Program that will benefit art and music lovers in the Comox Valley. The funding will help support the Comox Valley Art Gallery, and Powell River’s PRISMA Festival, attended by many from the region.

“This is great news for our local art gallery and for residents who hop on the ferry to attend PRISMA Festival concerts,” Leonard said. “Investing in the creative sector contributes to the vibrancy of our communities; our government is committed to supporting the arts along the coast and across the province.”

CVAG is receiving $20,000 for a cultural mapping project. PRISMA has been awarded three grants, totaling $56,375, which will go towards operating expenses and the purchase of new instruments. Leonard said this round of grant funding is part of the government’s commitment to doubling investment in the BC Arts Council over four years. The council is the provincial government’s lead agency for arts funding and development.