Over 170 arts, culture and heritage projects — including five projects in Revelstoke — have received a total of $706,000 in funding support for the 2013 –2014 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).
The Revelstoke artists and programs funded this year are:
- Songs of My Life: Jacqueline Anne Pendergast $2,000
- Choreography & Training in Belly Dance: Jennifer Crockford $1,800
- Next Passage Out: Bruce Thomas $2,500
- Mural Project: The Bygone Era Entertainment Society $1,500
- Front Porch Concert Series: Angela Mowbray $1,500
“The CKCA Steering Committee was pleased to be able to supply CBT funding to good projects all across the Basin,” Jacquie Hamilton, chairwoman of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, said in a statement. “We hope cultural organizations will start thinking about activities that will be happening between June 2014 and May 2015 and planning their applications now for the next funding cycle.”
CKCA administers and manages arts, culture and heritage program funding on behalf of the CBT. Funding applications were adjudicated in May by the CKCA Steering Committee, with input from community arts councils. Support will go toward a wide range of projects, including individual and group projects, master classes, major exhibitions and heritage capital projects.
“Arts, culture and heritage are fundamental to who we are as Basin residents and integral to community well-being in the Columbia Basin,” CBT President Neil Muth said in the statement. “We fully support CKCA in its efforts to build long-term sustainability for artists and to strengthen and support arts, culture and heritage organizations.”
CBT delivers social, economic and environmental benefits to residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about CBT programs and initiatives, visit www.cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.