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Arts orgs get fund infusion

Arts orgs get fund infusion

Two Sunshine Coast arts organizations have received operating grants from the BC Arts Council, which has recently awarded $7.5 million in grants across the province.

The Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts received $31,500, and the Sunshine Coast Arts Council received $7,743.

Community arts councils, galleries, museums and individual artists are among the many different types of recipients benefiting from BC Arts Council funding throughout the province.

Two fun facts included in the announcement:

The United Nations has identified the creative economy as one of the world’s fastest-growing sectors for income generation, job creation and export earnings.

With 24,800 artists, BC has more artists per capita than any other province.

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