Regional grants showcase ‘cultural mosaic’ across Metro VancouverRegional grants showcase ‘cultural mosaic’ across Metro Vancouver<div class="ExternalClassA3FF6A392FE746C88C1E877EC1C3A3C2"><p>Metro Vancouver awarded $110,000 in Regional Project Grants this year to more than 30 arts and culture organizations across the region.</p><p>The grants are aimed at helping organizations produce new cultural programs, reach new audiences, and cover staffing and administrative needs, up to a maximum of $10,000. The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Richmond Gateway Theatre Society, Langley Community Chorus, Peninsula Productions Society and Port Moody Ecological Society were among the grant recipients, who represent a “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. </p><p>Since 2011, close to 200 regional project grants have been awarded to more 80 organizations. This year, Metro Vancouver approved a 50 per cent increase phased in over five years to the annual funding of $100,000 for cultural grants awarded to regional cultural organizations allowing for an increase to the total number of grant awards. In 2016, for instance, there were 24 successful applicants, while this year there were 31 – the highest number of award recommendations in the history of the grants program.</p><a href="/media-room/video-gallery/Pages/results.aspx?k=Cultural%20grants" target="_blank">More information</a></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue35-culture.jpg2017-09-29T07:00:00ZGP0|#910cbf3d-ad4b-48c1-8bf2-299ca0587371;L0|#0910cbf3d-ad4b-48c1-8bf2-299ca0587371|Issue 35;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass5F7C18C0A8B64AB7BD3FF5E06D887031"><p>Metro Vancouver awarded $110,000 in Regional Project Grants this year to more than 30 arts and culture organizations across the region. The grants are aimed at helping organizations produce new cultural programs, reach new audiences, and cover staffing and administrative needs, up to a maximum of $10,000. The Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Richmond Gateway Theatre Society, Langley Community Chorus, Peninsula Productions Society and Port Moody Ecological Society were the among the grant recipients.</p></div>0Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra is among 30 organizations to receive a grant from Metro Vancouver