Talented locals have an opportunity to share their projects with a bit of funding help, thanks to the Drumheller Heritage, Arts and Culture grant.

"The grant is basically to help people in town who want to have an event that is involved with Arts, Culture or Heritage. Previous examples of events that we funded are the CosmiCon we had at the Library, the Powwow this Canada Day and we also provided some funding for the East Coulee School Museum program," explained Rhian Russell, chair of the Heritage, Arts and Culture Committee.

"We are really hoping that people will take advantage of it. It's a great way to get a little extra money, especially for any new initiatives it's a great way to get some funding."

Locals can apply for up to $1,000 for their art, heritage or culture event such as painting a mural or a music event, as long as it is accessible to the public.

"It is a 50 per cent matching grant, so they do have to provide the matching funds for it and we will give $1,000 per initiative," Russell noted. "Generally we do have $5,000 in the budget, so about five events a year is what we're aiming for."

So, for those who are wanting to apply for the grant, how can they do so?

"The forms are available on the Town website or you could also pop down to Town Hall and ask about it. Once the forms are submitted, we review them and hopefully get some funding out there," Russell concluded.

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