Arts and Culture Grants Now Available Through Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts and culture organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers 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.

“The pandemic has been a challenge for artists as well as arts and culture organizations. This year, the funding cycle will again support the creation and dissemination; and like we’ve seen over the past 20 years, the direct positive impact on emerging artists and arts and culture organizations“, said Stephanie Fischer, CKCA Chair. “As arts and culture continues to positively impact community resilience, the Trust’s continued investment in arts and culture through the CKCA is the bedrock for the arts to thrive and to enrich the lives of all residents of the Basin”.

For 2021-22, 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 art 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 2021.

“We are pleased to partner with CKCA to support artists and strengthen the arts and culture sector,” said Michelle d’Entremont, Manager, Delivery of Benefits. “Together we are supporting and growing arts and culture in local communities and contributing to the vibrancy of Basin life that so many of us enjoy.”

Visit www.basinculture.com, for more information about programs and application procedures. Please note, applications will now be submitted online for most programs. Call CKCA at250.505.5505 or 1.877.505.7355 for any additional questions.

CKCA applications must be received by March 5 or March 12, 2021, depending on the program.

Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about Trust programs and initiatives, visit ourtrust.org or call 1.800.505.8998.

Photo: Castlegar Sculpturewalk 2020 – 10 Year Anniversary Sand Sculpture