Jan. 13 Community Briefs: arts festival funding and library programs for early literacy

Jan. 13 Community Briefs: community arts festival funding and winter library programs for early literacy

Community arts festival funding

Community-based arts and cultural organizations in British Columbia can apply now for project assistance funding from the BC Arts Council to help produce local arts festivals.

Awards under this program are intended to assist with the fees paid to professional artists and technicians engaged for the event.

Eligible projects may include presentation of original work, existing repertoire or exhibitions, or exploration of diverse work. Festivals may feature a combination of local and touring artists. Awards will provide up to a maximum of $7,500. Priority will be given to festivals that engage B.C. and Canadian artists.

Application deadline is Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. (As Jan. 30, 2016, falls on a weekend, applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.

For more information and eligibility criteria, visit: www.bcartscouncil.ca


Winter library programs for early literacy

Drop-in programs in Vanderhoof’s library for toddlers and newborns are starting this month.

Babies up to 35 months old can enjoy rhymes and songs on Tuesdays from Jan. 12 to Mar. 1 at 10:30 am to 11:15 am, and a snack is provided.

Three to five-year-olds will have story time, with interactive rhymes on Thursdays from Jan. 14 to Feb. 18 at 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.