photo submitted                                The Enderby Arts Council has received a $14,815 grant from the B.C. Arts Council.

photo submitted The Enderby Arts Council has received a $14,815 grant from the B.C. Arts Council.

Cultural groups receive funds

Grants awarded to North Okanagan museums, arts groups and artists

More than 300 artists and cultural organizations from 94 communities, including in the North Okanagan, are benefiting from the latest round of B.C. Arts Council adjudications.

The total grants provincewide are worth $7.5 million.

“This extensive round of awards demonstrates the diversity and breadth of financial support the B.C. Arts Council provides to arts councils, community projects and key arts and culture organizations across the province, as well as project and professional development funding for individual artists,” said Merla Beckerman, B.C. Arts Council chairperson.

Among the local groups and individuals receiving funding are:

Enderby Arts Council – $14,815 for operating

Kerry Gilbert – $5,000 for creative writing

Greater Vernon Museum – $24,000 for operating

O’Keefe Ranch – $34,000 for operating

Vernon Public Art Gallery – $16,500 for operating