The Community Arts Council of Prince George & District and the Northern Indigenous Arts Council (NIAC) have been accepted in the artsvest program that builds capacity in Canada's cultural sector.
Artsvest is a mentorship training program offering arts and culture organizations resources, expertise and training in marketing, board governance and sponsorship, along with incentive funds and peer-to-peer networking.
Founded in 2005 there are 2,200 organizations that have participated and formed 5,150 partnerships with businesses raising more then $23 million in new private sector investment.
Including matching funds the impact sits at $32.2 million to Canada's cultural economy.
“NIAC is honoured to be a part of the artsvest mentorship training program,” Diane Levesque, NIAC president, said. “Having access to a wide spectrum of development and fundraising resources will enable us to develop lasting community relationships that will assist us in years to come, not only with sponsorships, but getting to know our community on a much larger scale.”
Having both the regional arts councils accepted into the program shows artsvest recognizes the progress made in developing the North Central sector of the province, Linda Rempel, CAC president, said.
The 2021-2022 artsvest program commences this month and is approximately one year in duration.