Arts and Cul­ture Grants up for grabs in Drumheller

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Terri Hux­ley

The Drumheller Her­itage, Arts & Cul­ture Com­mit­tee have opened up the flood­gates or in this case sec­ond year of Arts and Cul­ture grants. In­di­vid­u­als or groups can ap­ply for up to $1,000 in funds for their event or ac­tiv­ity.

“These grants are to en­cour­age arts and cul­ture in Drumheller,” said Dar­ren Goldthorpe, Man­ager of Recre­ation, Arts & Cul­ture. “We have some tal­ented artists and cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ences in the area and we want to sup­port them in their projects.”

The Her­itage, Arts and Cul­ture com­mit­tee is made up of elected of­fi­cials, mem­bers of the ad­min­is­tra­tion team at the Town and vol­un­teer mem­bers of the pub­lic. The com­mit­tee is also re­spon­si­ble for the her­itage build­ing des­ig­na­tion, as well as the Canada 150 funds for this year.

Last year, lo­cal groups were ea­ger to uti­lize the new grant.

“Last year, the Her­itage, Arts & Cul­ture com­mit­tee sup­ported the Drumheller Li­brary in host­ing their Cos­mi­con, the East Coulee School Mu­seum in their Miss Mor­ri­son pro­gram, as well as the Pow­wow which was held on Canada Day,” said Rhian Rus­sell, Chair of the Arts & Cul­ture com­mit­tee. “I am look­ing for­ward to see the projects planned this year.”

The funds cur­rently stand at $5,000 but if any­one in the com­mu­nity who would like to sup­port the grant by do­nat­ing money, the com­mit­tee would be elated to be in con­tact.

The ap­pli­ca­tion form is avail­able on the Town of Drumheller web­site at: di­nosaur­val­ley.com/her­itage-arts-and­cul­ture grants or from Judy Quintin-Arvid­son at jarvid­son@di­nosaur­val­ley.com or by call­ing 403-823-1324.

mailphoto by Terri Hux­ley

Com­peti­tors at the Canada Day Drumheller pow­wow show off their skills in the hopes of pro­vid­ing knowl­edge on the cul­ture as well as at­tain sweet prizes, on July 1, 2017.

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