Funding for B.C. Creative Spaces and B.C. Creative Communities is coming from the provincial government's 2010 Sport and Arts Legacy, said Bill Bennett, minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.
The government is investing $1.5 million in the two new arts programs to assist cultural organizations to continue to provide quality arts experiences in communities throughout the province.
The funding's purpose is to continue to celebrate community spirit that was such a major role in the cultural success of the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.
Eligible applicants include B.C. non-profit arts and cultural organizations, First Nations band councils or friendship centres. The deadline to apply is Feb. 15.