CKCA has $706,000 for artists and arts, heritage and culture organizations

Artists in all disciplines — as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations — are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA).

CKCA delivers the Arts, Culture and Heritage Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust. For 2016/17, it 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.

New this year: Program 3, 10 and 12 applications will be submitted using an online application format through the CKCA website. Find out more and get application forms by visiting, contacting your local community arts council or phoning CKCA at 250-505-5505 or 1-877-505-7355.

Applications must be received by March 4 or March 18, depending on the program.

“When arts, culture and heritage flourish within a community, residents feel more connected and have a greater sense of pride,” said Lynda Lafleur, the CBT’s Manager for Community Relationships, North. “We’re pleased to continue to strengthen this sector through our partnership with CKCA.”

The Columbia Basin Trust 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 or call 1-800-505-8998.