Local arts groups receive boost during pandemic

WCT, Kamloops Art Gallery receive grant funding

Western Canada Theatre received $61,000 in gaming grant funds from the province during the pandemic to help transition online.

On Friday, the province announced 53 non-profits in British Columbia received $5-million worth of capital project grants in 2020-2021. Western Canada Theatre was the sole project announced for the funds in Kamloops. The province said the money for WCT was to purchase live-streaming and video and audio recording equipment to provide digital performances.

Other communities in the region to receive funds included: $40,000 to the Conayt Friendship Society in Merritt, $34,000 to the Yellowhead Community Services Society and $220,000 for the Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre Association in Williams Lake.

On Friday, the province also announced the Kamloops Art Gallery has received an arts infrastructure grant totalling $4,400. The provincial funds are earmarked for arts organizations to buy equipment and support art programming.

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