Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Accepting Applications for Arts and Culture Grants

The following is excerpted from a communication issued by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

Image: Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

Image: Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance.

Artists and arts and culture organizations in the Columbia Basin Trust Region are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which administers and manages arts and culture granting programs on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust.

For 2019-20, the 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

  • 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.”

Deadlines and Applications

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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