The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and its school have received a combined $2.22 million in funding from the B.C. government and the B.C. Arts Council.
The VSO School of Music
has received $1-million from the B.C. government. The award, announced
today (October 14) at a news conference at the school, marks the
province’s first contribution to the $30-million facility, which opened
this past June. The school had previously received a $365,705 grant from
Heritage Canada’s Cultural Spaces Fund and a cultural-amenity density
bonus from the City of Vancouver earlier.
“This school does offer an outstanding resource for British
Columbians who want to pursue their musical interests and develop their
talents,” said Minister of Community, Sport, and Cultural Development
Ida Chong, at the announcement. “This school of music is about all of
British Columbia.… It means all across British Columbia communities are
going to be able access the staff, the professionals here, because of
the school’s leading-edge technical capacity to provide distance
The VSO has also received $1.22 million operating grant from the
B.C. Arts Council, the largest grant in the first round of approved
funding for 2011/2012 from the council, which totals $9.1 million.
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