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April 12 - BC ARTS AND CULTURE WEEK TO CELEBRATE CREATIVITY
VICTORIA - The 14th annual BC Arts and Culture Week, April 21-27, will offer British Columbians great opportunities to enjoy exciting arts events in communities throughout the province, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today.

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April 9 - SUPPORT SURGES FOR ARTS SCHOLARSHIPS
VICTORIA – Thanks to significantly increased funding, the BC Arts Council Scholarship Program can offer more opportunities for young British Columbians to study the arts, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today.

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March 18 - LOCAL COMMUNITIES BENEFIT FROM BC ARTS COUNCIL GRANTS
VICTORIA - Artists and cultural organizations, including community arts councils, will share $8.36 million in the latest round of BC Arts Council grants, funded by the B.C. government, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett said today.

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February 15 - RECORD LEVEL BC ARTS COUNCIL BUDGET 2013-14
VICTORIA – Last month, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett announced that the BC Arts Council (BCAC) will receive a budget of $24 million in 2013‐14. This represents the highest level of funding in BCAC history. The funding includes $5.25 million for BC Creative Futures, a recently announced three‐part strategy to support sustainable, long‐term success for the province’s creative sector.

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January 31 - BUILDING BRITISH COLUMBIA'S CREATIVE ECONOMY
VICTORIA – The B.C. government is launching BC Creative Futures, a three-part strategty to support sustainable, long-term success for the province's creative sector, Community, Sport and Cultural Development Ministery Bill Bennett said today.

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January 25 - BC ARTS COUNCIL WELCOMES TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS
VICTORIA – Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Bill Bennett congratulated an acclaimed B.C. artistic director/choreographer and a successful self-taught visual artist recently appointed as new members of the BC Arts Council (BCAC) board.

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