Arts and Culture Fee-for-Service Agreements Announced
5 December 2022
The Cariboo Regional District (CRD), City of Williams Lake and Central Cariboo Arts and Culture Society (CCACS) announced the recipients of the 2023-2025 Arts and Culture Fee-for-Service agreements. The agreements are intended to provide a stable source of annual funding on a multi-year basis to allow non-profits to undertake effective planning and make the most of the substantial volunteer time required to deliver services.
A committee made up of governance representatives from the CRD, City of Williams Lake and CCACS reviewed the selected participants for the Arts and Culture Fee-for-Service agreements. The Central Cariboo Joint Committee approved the committee’s recipient recommendations at their 19 October 2022, meeting for a total of $84,500. The agreements are delivered through the CCACS.
“The Cariboo Regional District is pleased to support the promotion of arts and culture in the Central Cariboo once again through this program. These agreements will support the continued success of many community groups across the region as we continue to bounce back from the pandemic,” states Steve Forseth, CRD Electoral Area D Director.
“The City of Williams Lake is excited for the opportunity to continue supporting these local non-profit organizations,” says Councillor Michael Moses, Chair of the City’s Community Services Committee. “These organizations represent many different facets of our region’s arts and culture, and we are so lucky, as locals, to have these in our back yard. Thank you to all the current and past staff and volunteers that have made these organizations such a benefit to our region.”
Harry Jennings, President of the CCACS and member of the Fee-for-Service Committee states, “The Fee-for-Service process demonstrates excellent coordination among the City, CRD and CCACS and we look forward to supporting the next three years of operations for these arts and culture groups through committed funding. Their work improves our collective quality of life and the ongoing development of arts and culture in the Central Cariboo.”
The Central Cariboo Arts and Culture service of the CRD was established in 2009. It provides the funding for project grants, Fee-for-Service agreements and the operation of the Central Cariboo Arts Centre. The taxation area for this function includes the City of Williams Lake and Cariboo Regional District Electoral Areas D, E and F which encompasses the communities of Wildwood, McLeese Lake, Soda Creek, Dog Creek, Alkali Lake, Sugar Cane, 150 Mile House, Horsefly, Big Lake and Likely.
2023-2025 Arts and Culture Fee-for-Service Agreement Recipients:
- Museum of the Cariboo Chilcotin Society ($38,000)
- Station House Gallery & Studio Society ($22,500)
- Community Arts Council of Williams Lake ($5,000)
- Horsefly Historical Society – Horsefly Pioneer Museum ($4,000)
- Likely Chamber of Commerce / Cedar City Museum ($4,000)
- 150 Mile Greenbelt, Trail and Heritage Society: 150 Mile Schoolhouse ($3,000)
- Scout Island Nature Centre: Art in Nature/Nature in Art ($2,500)
- Contact Women’s Society: Children’s Festival ($2,000)
- Cariboo Festival Society ($1,500)
- Williams Lake Studio Theatre ($2,000)