The SASI has received a number of grants reflecting the breadth and depth of the work being undertaken. This includes the BC Arts Council, Arts Infrastructure program grant in the amount of of $24,436 to assist SASI in the installation of permanent exhibit of the Vancouver Maritime Museum’s 2014 exhibit titled Komagata Maru: Challenging Injustice. The exhibit will be displayed at the Sikh Heritage Museum located in the National Historic Site and Gur Sikh Temple in Abbotsford, BC. The Launch date is set for April 14 at the Sikh Heritage Museum and April 15 at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
The SASI also received the “Expanded Arts and Culture Resilience Supplement Award” from the BC Arts Council in the amount of $18,000. This grant assists cultural organizations cope with the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis and will be used to support SASI work related project outcomes that have been hampered by the COVID pandemic.
The third grant, from the Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s Yosef Wosk Publication Grant in the amount of $2,000 will assist in the catalogue publication based on the Vancouver Maritime Museum exhibit Komagata Maru: Challenging Injustice. The catalogue publication is set to release in April, 2021.
The final grant received is the UFV’s Research, Engagement and Graduate Studies “Accelerate Research Fund” grant in the amount of $2,015. The grant funds received will be used to hire a UFV student to assist in the writing of a SSHRC grant on the development model for a museum.