LANGLEY- Six local residents have received grants from the BC Arts Council totalling $35,750.

  • Seung Won Chun – $5,900
  • Stephen Duncan – $5,950
  • Janice Jisu Kim – $5,950
  • Cathy Lin – $6,000
  • Julia Maria Nowakowski – $6,000
  • Riley Wallis – $5,950

“Providing individual scholarships ensures that talented students are encouraged to pursue their studies and follow their dreams,” said Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman.

“The arts enrich our lives and these scholarships will encourage local talent to develop their skills and interests,” said Langley MLA Mary Polak.

The six scholarships are among 257 grants worth a combined $2.58 million that are being distributed to artists and arts organizations throughout B.C. as part of the latest round of successful BC Arts Council grant adjudications.

The funding is being provided for scholarship awards and media arts as well as professional development, early career development and touring initiatives in the performing arts and studio arts fields.

The funding is part of a record $24 million provided to the BC Arts Council by the provincial government to support B.C.’s arts and culture sector in this fiscal year.

Recipients were chosen after the BC Arts Council’s independent peer-review process took place this past summer.

To apply for future grants, please visit the BC Arts Council’s website, www.BCArtsCouncil.ca.