We are pleased to announce on Monday, February 22, 2016, Surrey City Council approved Studio Seventy Three’s project grant proposal request of $5000 submitted through The Surrey Cultural Grants Program.
“The vision of the Cultural Grants Program is to support and enhance arts and heritage in Surrey through: Building organizational capability and sustainability in existing and new local cultural organizations; Investing in community-based cultural activities that promote awareness, access, participation and appreciation of arts and heritage; and Encouraging collaborative opportunities and partnerships.”
At CLS, we believe that art is a universal expression of community!
Full citizenship and community inclusion for all members of society, we do not want to create disability centered programs; we want to provide accessible community opportunities by creating a fun, safe, creative and inspirational space for all in Surrey.
Our goal is to:
- Give back to the community by working with the Newton Business Improvement committee and assist in the growth and positive change for the Newton area, provide opportunities for other disadvantaged artists in the community who struggle to get their businesses off the ground by providing space for them to show and sell their artwork at low cost , and provide a hub for inclusive activities that help build community (i.e. walk-in options, children’s art glasses, community art sessions, organizational team building opportunities)
The funding will provide the opportunity for studio seventythree to:
- Increase program advertising, promotion and publicity, purchase materials and supplies as well as ensure project management by adding a .5 additional staff to assist with additional operating hours
Our artists will gain:
- Gain employment skills by learning and managing all aspects of their business, build natural relationships with the community, be recognized as valued contributing members of their community and be empowered by being key players in the Build Newton – community development plan with a goal of “improving the quality of life for people living and working in the area”, making money while they are at it!