Seven local arts projects awarded $23,530 in grants

Over 160 arts, culture and heritage projects — including seven from Revelstoke — have received a total of $706,000 in funding support for the 2015–2016 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.
The successful applications, which were awarded a grand total of $23,530, from Revelstoke are:

Joanne C. WillemsFierce Art Project$1,650
Tannis RebbetoyBC Landscape ceramic wall tiles$1,380
Bruce ThomasNext Passage Out Recording$2,500
Laura StovelAboriginal history Revelstoke book project$1,000
Revelstoke VisualArts SocietyWheelchair accessible pathway — this grant
comes under the Program 2 Minor Capital Category
Revelstoke Museum
& Archives
Revelstoke Cemetery Tour — this grant comes under the Program 12 Heritage Innovations Category$4,000
Revelstoke Arts CouncilLucas Myers’ Mountain Culture Project — this grant comes under the Program 6a Major Arts Category$10,000

“The CKCA Steering Committee was pleased to be able to supply Trust funding to good projects all across the Basin,” Jacquie Hamilton, chairwoman of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Chair, said in a statement announcing the 160 grant recipients. “We hope cultural organizations will start thinking about activities that will be happening between June 2016 and May 2017 and planning their applications now for the next funding cycle.”
CKCA administers and manages arts, culture and heritage program funding on behalf of the Trust. 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.
“Each year we look forward to seeing the list of projects that will bring such cultural wealth to our region,” said Lynda Lafleur, Columbia Basin Trust Community Liaison. “We have many creative, innovative and hard-working people in the Basin, and it’s their visions and efforts that make our arts, culture and heritage sector so strong.”
Please click here to view the complete list of successful grant applicants.
CKCA funding helps individuals and organizations realize heritage projects and projects in all arts disciplines, including visual art, theatre, music, dance, media, literature and inter-arts. For more information, please visit the CKCA website at or call 1-877-505-7355.
The Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, visit or call 1-800-505-8998.