Free grant-writing workshops

To assist those interested in applying for Arts, Culture and Heritage Program grants from Columbia Basin Trust (CBT), Krista Patterson and Natasha Smith of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) will present workshops on how to apply and what to expect from the application process. CBT’s arts, culture and heritage grants are managed and administered by the CKCA.

Individuals of all artistic disciplines are invited to attend the workshops, as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations residing in the Columbia Basin.

CBT proudly supports initiatives and projects that highlight Basin culture and heritage, and this year is supporting this granting program with $555,000 for the 2011/12 fiscal year.

The workshops are FREE. Locations, dates and times are as follows:

Crescent Valley: Wednesday, February 16, 6 – 8 p.m. hosted by the Slocan Valley Arts Council
Location: Crescent Valley Hall, 1385 Hwy 6 (next to the fire hall), Crescent Valley

Cranbrook: Saturday, February 19, 9 – 11 a.m. hosted by the Cranbrook Arts Council
Location: College of the Rockies, 2700 College Way, Cranbrook

Nakusp: Saturday, February 19, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. hosted by the Arrow Lakes Arts Council
Location: Selkirk College, Nakusp Centre, 311 Broadway Street, Nakusp

Invermere: Saturday, February 19, 3 – 5 p.m. hosted by the Columbia Valley Arts Council
Location: College of the Rockies, 1535 14th Street, Invermere

Salmo: Saturday, February 26, 2 – 4 p.m. hosted by the Salmo District Arts Council
Location: Salmo Youth and Community Ctr., Multipurpose Room, 206 7th Street, Salmo

Golden: Saturday, February 26, 5 – 7 p.m. hosted by Kicking Horse Culture
Location: College of the Rockies, 1305 South 9th Street, Golden

More information, funding policies and program application forms are available online at, from local community arts councils, or by phoning the CKCA at 
1-250-505-5505 or toll free at 1-877-505-7355. The CKCA manages and administers the Arts, Culture and Heritage Program on behalf of CBT.