EmbraceBC has awarded up to $35,000 to each of the following organizations to deliver arts engagement projects that address multiculturalism and anti-racism in different communities across British Columbia.
Abbotsford Community Services Society
Bite Size Media
British Columbia Photography and Media Arts Society
Bulkley Valley Community Arts Council
Burnaby Family Life Institute
Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society
City of Coquitlam
Collingwood Neighbourhood House Society
Community Justice Centre of the Comox Valley Society
Downtown Eastside Studio Society
Evergreen Cultural Centre
Family Education and Support Centre
Fraser Basin Council Society
Free Rein Associates Training Ltd
Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society of Prince George
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA)
Mary Winspear Centre
MISA DBA Immigrant Welcome Centre of Cambell River
MOSAIC (Multilingual Orientation Service Association for Immigrant Communities)
Powell River Employment Program Society DBA Powell River Diversity Initiative
Public Dreams Society
Richmond Multicultural Concerns Society
Screaming Weenie Productions Society
Young Mens Christian Association (YMCA) of Greater Vancouver
Inspiration is contagious. Artistic expression is an excellent way to raise public awareness about multiculturalism and racism. Great ideas can be achieved through the power of imagination and by working together.
Arts engagement funding is intended to bring diverse groups together around different forms of artistic practice to address racism, promote multiculturalism, and build inclusive communities.
A wide range of artistic mediums is supported. Examples of arts engagement projects may include (but are not limited to):
- theatre and post theatre performance activities;
- visual and performance arts;
- literary and oral storytelling traditions;
- collection and compilation initiatives; and
- multimedia and new media.
Projects that use collaborative elements between artistic mediums are also encouraged.