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The province has set aside $2 million for B.C’s arts and cultural organizations as part of a new COVID-19 recovery program.

The Arts Infrastructure Program offers eligible organizations up to $75,000 for capital improvements such as facility renovations or expansions, or up to $40,000 for specialized equipment acquisitions used in cultural programming.

Funds will be distributed through the BC Arts Council.

“Arts and culture groups operate vital spaces in our communities and they need support to upgrade their facilities,” said Susan Jackson, chair, BC Arts Council.

Jackson says that examples of eligible projects include expanding gallery exhibition areas or purchasing equipment to share work digitally.

Applicants must be based in B.C., have operated for at least two years, and have a demonstrated history of artistic leadership.

Applications for the program are now open and will be accepted until Oct. 19, 2020. Detailed information on the program is online at www.bcartscouncil.ca/program/arts-infrastructure-program/

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