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CKCA, Trust announce Arts & Culture Grants

By Contributor
January 21st, 2019

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) is inviting artists in all disciplines — as well as arts and culture organizations — to apply for funding through the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

The Trust has a longstanding partnership with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as well as representing the interests of the arts and culture community in the region.

“Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact funding has on supporting arts and culture, in particular the many emerging artists in this region who have thrived,” said Laura White, CKCA Chair. “The Trust’s continued investment in arts and culture through the CKCA will have a significant impact for artists and organizations in the Basin.”

For 2019-20, CKCA is receiving $750,000 from the Trust to directly support arts and culture projects. Funding is available for individuals and groups through the following programs: funding through community arts councils; minor capital arts projects; touring; arts and cultural mentoring / master classes; major project arts; artists in education; and an arts presenting and creation program for organizations.

Applications are adjudicated once a year by local arts councils and the CKCA Steering Committee. Funding also supports the development of a regional arts and cultural publication and the popular Columbia Basin Culture Tour, which will occur in August 2019.

“Celebrating arts and culture is an important part of life for Basin residents. We know that it contributes to our quality of life here,” said Michelle d’Entremont, Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust. “CKCA programming offers valuable support and expertise in the arts and culture sector that enriches our communities and supports the successful development of artists.”

Visit, for more information about programs and application procedures. Please note, applications will now be submitted online for most programs. Call CKCA at 250.505.5505 or 1.877.505.7355 for any additional questions. 

CKCA applications must be received by March 1 or March 15, 2019, depending on the program.


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