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Metro Vancouver is pleased to announce the award of $140,000 in Regional Culture Project Grants this year to 29 arts and culture organizations.Through its annual grants program, Metro Vancouver helps organizations research and produce new cultural programs, reach new audiences, and cover project staffing and administrative needs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per project grant."This year's Culture Grants will help organizations deliver projects across the region ranging from dance and opera to online programs for elderly in care and at-risk youth," said Sav Dhaliwal, Chair of the Metro Vancouver Board of Directors. "The arts community continues to face extraordinary challenges due to the public health measures enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are pleased to help support artists and organizations as they adapt and find new ways to reach their audiences."Recognizing the significant challenges facing the arts community, Metro Vancouver modified its grant program for 2020 to adjust intake and adjudication timing and to offer greater clarity and flexibility in terms of project delivery options, timeframes and other criteria.Grant recipients represent the cultural mosaic of the region, showcasing creativity across a broad range of disciplines and providing access for a wide range of audiences. In addition to annual grants, Metro Vancouver administers MAXguide.org, a free online service for organizations and individuals to promote their local performances, exhibitions, events, venues and groups. Sign up to Metro Vancouver's mailing list to receive information about future culture grants and other notifications related to Metro Vancouver's regional arts and culture.2020 Culture Grant Recipients:African Friendship Society$5,000Bill Reid Foundation (Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art)$5,000Canada Wild Arts Society$8,000Canadian International Dragon Boat Festival Society$5,000Capture Photography Festival Society$3,500Cloudscape Comics Society$3,000Dancers of Damelahamid Society$5,000DreamRider Productions Society$8,000East Vancouver Community Music School Society$1,500Fort Gallery$5,000Health Arts Society$5,000Massey Theatre Society$8,000New Performance Works Society$3,000Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre$3,000Out Innerspace Dance Theatre and Film Society$5,000Roedde House Preservation Society$2,000Royal Academy of Bhangra Society$5,000Seismic Shift Arts Society (DanceHouse)$8,000Theatre Terrific Society$3,000Vancouver Bach Choir$3,000Vancouver Cantonese Opera$3,000Vancouver International Children's Festival Society$5,000Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Society$5,000Vancouver Latin American Cultural Centre Society$8,000Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Society$7,000Vancouver Museum Society (Museum of Vancouver)$5,000Vancouver Visual Art Foundation$5,000Vancouver West Side Theatre Society (The Chutzpah! Festival and the Norman and Annette Rothstein Theatre)$5,000West Vancouver Community Arts Council$3,000 $140,000