RAD grants kick off

ARTS DISTRICT: | First workshop for Rotary Arts District funding program is Sept. 17.

The banner program is one of the Rotary Arts District’s regular programs.

The Arrowsmith Rotary Club is gearing up for the 2016 Rotary Arts District grant process with both a fundraiser and an application workshop.

This is the third year the Rotary Arts District has handed out grants to arts organizations and individuals.

“It’s primarily around elevating local and external recognition of the arts district—so what brings people to this area of town,” spokesperson Theresa Kingston said.

“Part of what we’re looking at in general is inspiring community pride and…contributing to the revitalization of uptown.”

In 2015 the arts district handed out nine grants, among them Art Matters and Art Rave, Portal Players Dramatic Society for a Seussical Musical ticket promotion, Main Artery for Art Link magazine and the Young Professionals of the Albern Valley for the tsunami commemorative pillar project, which will be erected at Kingsway Avenue and Argyle Street later this month.

Anyone interested in applying for a Rotary Arts District grant must attend one of two informational workshops. The first takes place Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. The second on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 4–6 p.m. at Echo.

“They’ll learn about the application itself. This really makes it simple,” Kingston said. “The approach is to make people successful and take away the stress.

“It’s also about brainstorming with…people who you may not have thought about before.”

The program is not restricted to charitable or non-profit organizations. Individuals, organizations and even businesses may apply.

Funds are raised primarily through the annual Arrowsmith Rotary Wine Festival as well as additional fundraisers.

Application workshops are free, but pre-registration is required by calling Echo Centre at 250-723-2181.

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Cougars spotted in Sproat Lake neighbourhoods

ACRD director warns residents to keep children, pets close

Who are the Frozen Franklins? Find out at the Alberni Valley Museum

The museum and Echoes in the Ice exhibit are open April 20 during Easter weekend

Former teacher returns to Port Alberni to lead Alzheimer’s Walk

Jory Mitchell celebrates his journey with late wife and her Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Pacific Rim National Park Reserve issues cougar warning at Kennedy Lake

Cougar encounter reported between Tofino and Ucluelet.

Deadline looming for North Island College scholarship applications

Students have until April 24 to apply for a record number of… Continue reading

Dashcam captures close call between minivan, taxi at busy Vancouver intersection

To make the footage more nerve-wracking, a pedestrian can be seen standing at the corner

Waste not: Kootenay brewery leftovers feed the local food chain

Spent grains from the Trail Beer Refinery are donated to local farmers and growers, none go to waste

Deck collapses in Langley during celebration, 35 people injured

Emergency responders rushed to the Langley home

B.C. mom wages battle to get back four kids taken from her in Egypt

Sara Lessing of Mission has help from Abbotsford law firm

VIDEO: Fire guts Peachland home

Crews are still on scene pumping water onto the blaze in the Okanagan neighbourhood

$6K raised in one day’s time for family of woman gunned down in Penticton

GoFundMe launched for family of Darlene Knippelberg, to pay for funeral costs and other expenses

B.C. mountain biker sent home from hospital twice, despite broken vertebrae

Released in Maple Ridge to go home with three fractured vertebrae

Seven tips to travel safely this Easter long weekend

An average of three people are killed, and hundreds more injured, each Easter long weekend in B.C.

Seattle’s 4-20 ‘protestival’ enjoys tolerance, some support – and B.C. could do the same

Seattle’s Hempfest a large-scale occasions with vendors, prominent musical acts and thousands of attendees

Most Read