Saturday, February 10, 2018

CCACS announces first round of Support Grants awards

Courtesy of the Central Cariboo Arts/Culture Society:

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the first intake of the Society’s pilot Support Grants program. Applications were received for new support grants for capital purchase, general programs, community-based and individual artists of up to $1000 each. We are excited to have granted four non-profit/community groups or individual artists with financial support to help further develop arts and culture in Williams Lake and the Central Cariboo (CRD Areas D, E, and F).

The funding for these grants is made available from the Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS).

CCACS Support Grant Recipients, Pilot Intake #1, for grants to be completed by June 30, 2018:

Capital Purchase Support Grants:

Potato House Sustainable Community Society ($1000) – purchase of second hand photo and sound equipment for use in hosting various community events and activities.

General Program Support Grants:

150 Mile Greenbelt, Trail & Heritage Society ($1000) – To develop a website, Facebook page, and email address for the 150 Mile Schoolhouse.

Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society ($1000) – To commission/purchase rights to ten locally based photographs to be used in the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Field Guide.

Community-Based Support Grants:

Arts on the Fly Festival Society ($1000) – To assist with presenting the Dark Times Festival, a three-day (March 2-4), three-venue musical festival taking place throughout downtown Williams Lake with 20+ musical acts and workshops.

Jane Perry, CCACS President, stated “Our new support grants program enables the CCACS to acknowledge the many non-profit groups and organizations, and individual artists, by providing funding to help them contribute further to the health and vitality of arts and culture in the Central Cariboo.“

The CCACS will be offering another pilot application intake for grants to be completed between July 1 and December 31, 2018, with an application deadline of June 1, 2018. Application forms are available here.

For further information please visit or contact CCACS Executive Director Leah Selk at 778-412-9044 or email

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