Artisan Centre Feasibility

Recipient: Lakes District Arts Council
Amount: 2500
Date: 2009-10-07
Areas: Burns Lake and Southside
Sectors: Planning
Strategy: Planning and Research
Description: Lakes District Arts Council (LDAC) was approved for funding assistance to hire a consultant to determine the possibility of creating an Artisan Centre in Burns Lake. If it goes ahead, the Centre will be a place for visual artists to collectively pool their knowledge and resources while accessing retail markets. A space where local quilters, painters, print-makers, scrapbookers, photographers, potters, sculptors, woodworkers, and textile artists can showcase their products for the purpose of cultural tourism, education, and revenue. LDAC plans to hire a consultant for a period of 12 weeks to carry out the research to determine the feasibility of the Artisan Centre.

The Fraser Lake & Area Menshed Society we feel has been a great success, largely due to the grant for our shop addition from the NKDF. Without the grant we would not have had the courage to proceed with its...

~Fraser Lake & Area Menshed Society