Tourism, Arts, Culture, and Sport

Enhancing Spaces for Arts and Culture Organizations

B.C.’s arts and culture community will benefit from $4 million in grants through the BC Arts Council’s Arts Infrastructure Program. This funding will support improvements to spaces and facilities for 84 arts and cultural organizations. “The Arts Infrastructure Program is one of the many ways our government is setting up long-term success for people in […]

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Local Tourism Events Resume Throughout B.C.

Celebration of Lights, outdoor music festivals and art shows are some of the events people can look forward to in the coming year, with support from B.C.’s Tourism Events Program. “I am thrilled to see festivals, live music and sporting events ramping up in B.C.,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. […]

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More Recovery Support Coming for B.C.’s Art, Culture Sector

More than $12.4 million in one-time funding to the BC Arts Council will support a strong recovery for B.C. artists and organizations as the Province continues to build back from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We know the hardships and severe impacts artists and creative people have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Melanie […]

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B.C. Launches Plan to Revitalize Tourism, Creating Opportunities for People

B.C. has launched a new three-year roadmap for rebuilding and revitalizing tourism, creating jobs and opportunities for people and communities in every part of the province. “B.C. is a world-class destination, and we know the pandemic has hurt tourism,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “As the world opens up again, […]

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BC Tourism Business Events, Workforce Support Receive Grants

Business events and workforce support initiatives, such as hiring and retaining employees, in the tourism sector will receive more than $9.3 million over the next two years as part of the Tourism Recovery Initiatives Action Plan. “Since Day 1, our government has been working closely with industry leaders and businesses to understand the challenges they […]

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More Investments Made in B.C.’s Tourism Infrastructure

More than 50 new tourism projects throughout B.C. are receiving a total of $21.3 million for shovel-ready infrastructure projects. These projects are part of the second round of the 2021 Community Economic Recovery Infrastructure Program’s (CERIP) Destination Development stream. In February 2021, in response to the pandemic and through StrongerBC, the Province provided $20 million […]

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B.C. Hotels, Commercial Recreation Businesses Will Receive Pandemic Supports

Eligible accommodation providers and tourism operators holding tenure and BC Parks permits will now have access to grants to alleviate fixed-cost pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The tourism industry in B.C. continues to be hit hard by the pandemic. From Day 1, our government has worked side by side with industry leaders on recovery […]

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B.C. Fairs, Festivals, Events Benefit from Recovery Funding

People throughout B.C. will be able to enjoy more arts, culture, sports and community occasions as the Province supports more than 680 events. “We’re thrilled that people can once again safely enjoy their local fairs, festivals and events with their families and friends,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport. “We heard […]

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Arts Impact Grant Will Make a Difference in B.C. Communities

Arts and culture groups throughout B.C. can now apply for the Arts Impact Grant, for which the Province provided $3.5 million through the BC Arts Council. Arts Impact Grant Will Make a Difference in B.C. Communities Government of BC | Ministry of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport | Saturday, November 27, 2021 Arts and culture […]

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New Fund Launched for Community Events

The Province will begin accepting applications on Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, to support B.C.-based events through the new Fairs, Festivals and Events Recovery Fund. “We know that people have been missing community fairs, festivals and events, and organizers have made tremendous sacrifices to keep us all safe,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture […]

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