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Funding available to local artists and cultural groups

By Contributor
January 23rd, 2014

The City of Nelson and its Cultural Development Committee are pleased to announce the ongoing initiative to devote up to 35 percent of the Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiative funding to local arts, culture and heritage projects. Last year over $40,000 was distributed, helping to create a stable funding base to sustain our vibrant arts community.

The deadline for submitting project proposal applications is March 3, 2014.
For full details on the application process, including the City of Nelson Guidelines and the RDCK forms please go to:

Arts, Culture & Heritage applications are adjudicated through an independent jury of locals arts, culture & heritage professionals. Their recommendations are forwarded to City Council for review. Council hears from all community groups during a Committee of the Whole meeting in the spring and makes final recommendations to the RDCK Board.

The Columbia Basin Trust Community Initiatives funds projects that meet priorities in all communities and rural areas in the Basin.

The funding is intended to foster activities that each community deems important and to fund projects supported by the community that might otherwise not have been undertaken.

For more information on these grants and how to apply, please contact Judy Madelung at the RDCK, at 250-352-8170 (

For more information about the CDC’s role, contact Joy Barrett, Cultural Development Officer, at 250-354-9169 (

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