Arts council gets $13,500 grant

Two other local arts groups received money from community gaming grants.

The Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows Arts Council will be receiving $13,500 in funding after a grant from the B.C. Arts Council.

This comes after the B.C. Arts Council received $24 million from the Government of British Columbia.

Recently, two other local arts groups received money from community gaming grants.

The White Spot Pipe Band Society received $10,000 and the Odeum Theatre Society received $5,000.

The gaming grant will cover costs for theatre rentals and musical licencing in 2015 as the Odeum Theatre Society extends its bursary program in an effort to increase access and affordability for its participants.

The grants were awarded under the sports category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for the provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development.

Categories for gaming grants also include arts and culture, public safety, environment and human and social services.

• Apply for a gaming grant at pssg.gov.bc.ca/gaming.