As an organization, we have taken some proactive and specific measures to facilitate social distancing for our members and for the public at large. Please read the attached Statement from the DCCS Board of Directors (March 17, 2020) regarding our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is an unprecedented time for all arts organizations across the country and around the world, as we see our major events get canceled or postponed, and we become distanced from each other out of necessity. We recognize that families are especially impacted by the current economic environment, and we want you to know that as always, we support our members and want to find ways to deliver our programs to you.
We firmly believe in supporting our community and region and strive to reduce and remove barriers to participating in arts programming. That’s why with every registration, we welcome donations to two different funding programs: the Dawson Creek Arts and Wellness Fund, and our own internal DCCS Bursary Fund. If you or someone you know would like to participate in a Kindermusik, Choir, or Musical Theatre program, or any other program offered by DCCS, we encourage you to apply.
The Arts and Wellness Fund will offset costs for children and youth aged 0 to 24. Each student is eligible for up to $250 in support per calendar year. Application forms are available around the community at the Dawson Creek Art Gallery, Northern Lights College, City of Dawson Creek Parks & Rec, and other service providers. Funding is available for any arts programs (performing and visual arts) and wellness services.
The DCCS Bursary Fund is an internal support system to help those who may not be eligible for the Arts and Wellness program. Our primary goal is to help as many people as we can to access great programming. If you would like to find out more about our bursary program, please complete the form below. All inquiries will be treated confidentially under a blind review.