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Press Release From: ArtsBC/Assembly of BC Arts Councils
January 12, 2012

ArtsBC attended the media conference yesterday at the Port Moody Arts Centre where Ida Chong, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development and Premier Christy Clark announced the Province will reinstate funding eligibility for community gaming grants for adult arts organizations. The announcement was made after the government released the results of a review of community gaming grants system conducted by Skip Triplett in 2011. 

A copy of Mr. Triplett's final report may be found here.

The Province said it will also increase support for other organizations that have experienced funding reductions in the past three years, including those responsible for fairs, festivals, youth arts and culture. They said they will continue to work on streamlining the application process, including exploring options for introducing multi-year funding in the coming years.

Premier Clark also announced a special intake for arts organizations that were previously ineligible (deadline is Feb. 13, 2012) . See information here.

"This is welcome news for arts organizations in communities around BC. While we recognize the amount of funding is not at the same level as it was in 2009, the special intake and reinstatement of eligibilty for adult arts organizations will have a positive impact. We will continue to advocate for the allocation of more gaming revenue to BC's arts organizations," said executive director Sheryl McGraw in responding to yesterday’s announcement.  

News Release  - January 11, 2012
Community Gaming Grants Information

In addition to stories posted on BC Arts News, see also:
BC increases gaming grants funding by $15 million
Provincial government increases Community Gaming grants funding by $15 million
Gaming grant funding increased to $135M
Christy Clark extends boost to gaming grants
No increase in gaming revenue for arts and charities

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