The Wachiay Friendship Centre received a $50,000 funding boost from the provincial government on Friday, as part of the Collaborative Spaces pilot project.
The 2015-16 Collaborative Spaces pilot project is funding targeted projects as part of the Province’s new Creative Economy Strategy.
Investing in B.C.’s creative clusters – i.e., mixed-use, flexible arts’ spaces and shared resources – will help promote artistic creation, increase shared resources and facilitate collaboration. These projects will enhance accessibility for artists and audiences throughout B.C.
The Wachiay Friendship Centre plans on using the funding to create a new digital media facility, generate new business opportunities for local artists, and expand youth engagement and mentorship.