Arts council gets gaming grant

Funding to cover operating costs, capital purchases

The Abbotsford Arts Council will be the recipient of $31,000 from the provincial government’s gaming grants program.

“This funding will allow us to cover operating costs and capital purchases for the Kariton Art Gallery as well as host the 11th annual Arty Awards coming up in April of 2015,” executive director Gail Gromaski said.

The grant is awarded under the arts and culture category of the Community Gaming Grant Program, which allows non-profit organizations to apply for provincial gaming revenues from the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. Gaming grants are also awarded in the categories of sports, public safety, environment and human social services.

Organizations interested in applying for community gaming grants can find full application information at

“It is important that organizations like these get the funding they need to provide opportunities that promote arts in our community,” said Abbotsford-South MLA Darryl Plecas.