The provincial government is supporting music and arts in the Comox Valley with $76,000 in funding.

Courtenay-Comox MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says the money will benefit art and music lovers in the Comox Valley.

“This is great news for our local art gallery and for residents who hop on the ferry to attend PRISMA Festival concerts,” said Leonard.

“Investing in the creative sector contributes to the vibrancy of our communities; our government is committed to supporting the arts along the coast and across the province.”

The money will support the Comox Valley Art Gallery, and the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) Festival, which takes place in Powell River.

The Comox Valley Art Gallery is receiving $20,000 for a cultural mapping project.

The Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy  in Powell River has been awarded three grants, totaling $56,375, which will go towards operating expenses and the purchase of new instruments.

To learn more about the provincial funding click here.