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​Metro Vancouver Awards 2018 Cultural GrantsMetro Vancouver is pleased to announce the award of $120,000 in Regional Project Grants this year to over thirty arts and culture organizations across the region. Through its annual program, Metro Vancouver helps organizations research and produce new cultural programs, reach new audiences, and cover staffing and administrative needs, up to a maximum of $10,000 per project grant. “The process is always challenging, and this year was no exception, the calibre of applications was very high,” said Judy Villeneuve, the Chair of the Regional Cultural Committee and Councillor from the City of Surrey. “We encourage Metro Vancouver residents to head out in their municipalities or a neighbouring one to appreciate local theatre and opera, poetry and graphic storytelling that have been supported this year.” Grant recipients represent the cultural mosaic of the region, showcasing creativity across a broad range of disciplines, providing access for all abilities, supporting new immigrants and funding scholarships for those who need financial assistance. Arts Starts in School Society 2,000 Bard on the Beach Theatre Society 5,000 Bill Reid Gallery of New West Coast Arts 5,000 Capture Photography Festival Society 3,500 Carousel Theatre Society 5,000 Cinevolution Media Arts Society 5,000 Cloudscape Comics Society 3,000 Coquitlam Place des Artes 3,500 Dancers of Damelahamid Society 5,000 DreamRider Productions Society 4,000 DTES Vancouver Centre for the Arts 2,500 East Vancouver Community School Society 2,000 First Pacific Theatre Society 3,000 Leaky Heaven Performance Society 5,000 Monster Creative Productions 3,000 Music on Main Society 4,000 New Performance Works Society 5,000 Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre 5,000 North Vancouver Community Arts Council 5,000 Pink Ink Theatre Productions Association 5,000 Port Moody Heritage Society 2,000 Rogue Folk Club 5,000 Rungh Cultural Society 2,500 Some Assembly Arts Society 4,000 Vancouver Cantonese Opera 2,000 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Society 3,000 Vancouver Co-operative Radio 5,000    Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra Society 2,500 Vancouver Opera Association 5,000 Visceral Visions Society 5,000