Eleven local residents have received grants from the BC Arts Council totalling $72,500.
The recipients are:
• Ching (Teresa) Lin – $5,900
• Milan Milosevic – $6,000
• Aidan Mulldoon Wong – $5,950
• Hee-Soo Yoon – $5,900
• Michelle Lui – $16,800
• Min Ha (Katherine) Kim – $6,000
• Nikita Pogrebnoy – $5,000
• Lesley Anderson – $6,000
• Rosaura Ojeda – $6,000
• Andrew Skepasts – $5,950
• Brian Sumner – $3,000
The 11 are among 257 grants worth a combined $2.58 million that are being distributed to artists and arts organizations throughtout B.C. as part of the latest round of successful BC Arts Council grant adjudications.
The funding is being provided for scholarship awards and media arts as well as professional development, early career development and touring initiatives in the performing arts and studio arts fields.
“The BC Arts Council is an important advocate for artists throughout the province,” said Gordon Hogg MLA for Surrey-White Rock. “I would like to congragulate all of the recipients and look forward to seeing the creativity and talent that they will bring to our community.”
“These scholarships will help our artistically gifted youth to maximize their talents and bring fresh energy and ideas to the creative industries in our province,” said Marvin Hunt MLA for Surrey-Panorama. “This scholarship program will help the arts continue to play a dynamic role in British Columbia’s economy and community life.”
The funding is part of a record $24 million provided to the BC Arts Council by the provincial government to support the B.C.’s arts and culture sector in this fiscal year.
Recipients were chosen after the BC Arts Council’s independent peer-review process took place this past summer.
To apply for future grants, please visit the BC Arts Council’s website, www.BCArtsCouncil.ca