January 16, 2017 – The Squamish Arts Council (SAC) is excited to announce the official call to applicants for the 2017 Arts and Culture Community Enhancement Grant, made possible thanks to the District of Squamish. Since 2010 the SAC Community Enhancement Grant has been intended as a flow through grant from the District of Squamish where 100% of the monies received are redistributed to local arts organizations and art initiatives.
The purpose of the grant is to empower the arts community and maximize both the creation of, and interaction with arts and culture in Squamish. This year we have an unprecedented opportunity to award $30,000 in grant money for art projects in our community. This grant demonstrates the District’s commitment to reflect and support the diversity of interests in Squamish, and specifically augment the cultural aspects the community.
Due to policy changes with the Community Enhancement Grant, SAC has adopted a new annual granting timeline meaning the funds available for 2017 will be aggregated between 2016 and 2017.
“The Squamish Arts Council is thrilled to increase and support art forward opportunities in our community,” said Cydney Lyons, SAC Chair. “We are grateful for the support from the District of Squamish and look forward to receiving applications that look at all art genres.”
All grant applications will be reviewed by a jury and evaluated consistently and fairly. “We are looking for projects that maximize community interaction with arts and culture, support partnerships, collaborations, and have the potential to scale and have a lasting impact on our community,” says Haley Lorraine Hardy, 2017 SAC Jury Chair.

“This grant is not intended for festivals, but art initiatives – so get creative!”
The 2017 Arts & Culture Enhancement Grant application and details may be found on the SAC website: Applications are due by March 1, 2017 and grant money will be awarded at the SAC Annual General Meeting on March 31, 2017.
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