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Prince George’s Two Rivers Gallery launches program for struggling regional artists amid COVID-19

New initiative to hand out $1,000 grants to artists enduring difficult times
Two Rivers Art Gallery in Prince George. (via Hanna Petersen)

Thousands of people living in Prince George and across northern B.C. have fallen on hard times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This includes upcoming and career artists as looking for work and inspiration in a time of uncertainty can be a challenge in itself.

Two Rivers Gallery has decided to step in and help local and regional residents by launching its new Artist Development Program.

The initiative is set to benefit five artists, bestowing each successful candidate a $1,000 grant to put together a project they must propose to the Prince George organization.

Submissions are encouraged for artists living and working anywhere within a 325 km radius of the city, including ‘as far North as Chetwynd, and as far South as 100 Mile House, as far East as Valemount, and as far West as Burns Lake.’

Three of the five grants will be given to established artists, while emerging ones will be selected for the other two.

Participants have until May 1, 2020 to submit their proposals.

More information is available on Two Rivers’ website.