Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women in July 2021. The Capitol Theatre is among the recipients of provincial arts funding. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Isabel McAleer as Jo March in the Capitol Theatre youth program production of Little Women in July 2021. The Capitol Theatre is among the recipients of provincial arts funding. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Capitol Theatre, Tiny Lights, Civic Theatre receive provincial arts funding

The grants are part of the Arts Infrastructure Program

Three local organizations have been included in the BC Arts Council’s $4 million Arts Infrastructure Program.

The Capitol Theatre, Civic Theatre and Tiny Lights Festival are among the 84 organizations across B.C. to have received funding, according to an announcement made Thursday by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sports.

“Arts and culture are an essential part of our Kootenay vibe, and these organizations have long championed artists in our community,” said Brittny Anderson, MLA for Nelson-Creston, in a statement.

“I am thrilled that this funding will help them expand the great work that they do.”

The Capitol Theatre received a $74,965 grant for capitol improvements, while the Civic Theatre will use $35,718 for specialized equipment.

The Renascence Arts and Sustainability Society, which runs Ymir’s Tiny Lights Festival, will use $18,450 for consultation and planning.

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