CBT pours new funding worth $706,000 into arts and culture

Artists in all disciplines — as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations — are invited to apply for new funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts, Culture and Heritage Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.
For 2015/16, CKCA is receiving $706,000 from the Trust. 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.
“We’re proud that for 18 years we’ve been able to partner with the Trust to provide support for arts and heritage projects across the Basin,” said CKCA Chairwoman Jacquie Hamilton said in a statement released on Monday, January 12. “These programs provide an opportunity for people involved in these areas to embark on new projects, improve their skills, share their talents and more.”
Lynda Lafleur, the CBT’s Nakusp-based Community Liaison for the Northwest, said everyone in the Basin benefits from “having a thriving arts, culture and heritage sector.”
Find out more and get application forms by visiting www.basinculture.com, contacting your local community arts council or phoning the CKCA at 250-505-5505 or 1-877-505-7355.
Applications must be received by March 6 or March 20, 2015, depending on the program.
The CBT 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 www.cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.