The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance has more than $700,000 to finance art projects throughout the region this year.
Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations—are invited to apply for funding through CKCA, which delivers the arts, culture and heritage program of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).
“The CKCA is extremely proud to be announcing the 16th year of our existence thanks to Columbia Basin Trust,” CKCA Chairwoman Jacquie Hamilton said in a statement. “CBT’s ongoing and increasing support for arts and heritage activities throughout the area reaches all aspects of life in the Basin.”
For 2013/14, CKCA is receiving $706,000 from CBT. Funding is available for: individuals and groups through community arts councils; minor capital projects; touring; arts and heritage mentoring/master classes; organizational development; major projects; artists in education; major exhibitions; major heritage capital projects; and new heritage projects. Applications are adjudicated once a year by local arts councils and the CKCA Steering Committee.
“There is growing recognition of the importance of creating vibrant communities through arts, culture and heritage activities and facilities,” Gary Ockenden, the CBT’s director for Community Initiatives, said in the statement. “Not only does this sector enrich our fundamental quality of life, but it also benefits our local economies and our tourism appeal and fosters social well-being of Basin residents.”
Find out more and download application forms by visiting www.basinculture.com. You can also contact your local community arts council or phone the CKCA at 250-505-5505 or 1-877-505-7355.
Applications must be received by March 8 or March 22, 2013, depending on the program.
The agency has also announced that it will once again be offering grant-writing workshops. Individuals of all artistic disciplines are invited to attend the workshops, as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations residing in the Columbia Basin.
The workshops are FREE. Registration is not required.
Locations, dates and times are as follows:
Salmo: Saturday, February 16, 10 a.m. – noon. hosted by the Salmo District Arts Council
Location: Salmo Youth & Community Centre, (Multipurpose room) 206, 7th Street
Kaslo: Sunday, February 17, 10.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m hosted by the N. Kootenay Lake Arts & Heritage Council
Location: Kaslo Seniors Hall, 4th Street, (between Avenue A and Front Street)
Revelstoke: Sunday, February 24, 10 a.m. – 12 noon hosted by the Revelstoke Arts Council
Location: Okanagan College, Room 105, 1401 – 1st Street West
Golden: Saturday, March 2, 9 – 11 a.m. hosted by Golden District Arts Council
Location: Civic Centre, Board Room, 810 – 10th Ave. S.
Invermere: Saturday, March 2, 2.30 – 4.30 p.m. hosted by the Columbia Valley Arts Council
Location: College of the Rockies, (Room 112) 1535 – 14th Street
Cranbrook: Sunday, March 3, 10 a.m. – noon. hosted by the Cranbrook & District Arts Council
Location: College of the Rockies, Room 232, 2700 College Way
More information, funding policies and program application forms are available online at www.basinculture.com , from local community arts councils, or by phoning CKCA at 1-250-505-5505 or toll free at 1-877-505-7355.