The SVCAC administers CKCA funding

Your arts council is the administrator for ARTS FUNDING TO COMMUNITIES (formerly known as Program 1 grants) from Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA).  A SVCAC administrator will receive your applications and arrange for an adjudicating committee.  All the information you need can be found  at  Important: Application deadline for ARTS FUNDING TO COMMUNITIES is 5:00 on Friday, March 1, 2019.  Your application must be sent directly to the arts council mailbox at Box 18, Winlaw, BC, V0G 2J0. You can also see past awards on the CKCA website which is always interesting and can be helpful. This program requires a hard copy application – not online – so please allow enough time for your application to reach the mailbox! Results of the application and adjudication process will be sent after May 31, 2019.



  • Fund individual and group projects within a community
  • Respond to unique local issues
  • Provide funds to artists, or to arts, heritage and cultural groups
  • Involve more artists in local arts projects, and arts decision making
  • Raise awareness of artists as belonging to the Basin and being interpreters of Basin Culture

Who can apply? Any individual or group residing in the Columbia Basin.

Funding eligibility: Any  local artistic or  cultural project benefiting Basin artists and/or communities. At least one of the outcomes must be a CKCA priority (go to the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) website for more info). Funding is not available for capital, regular operating or existing deficits, or retroactive projects.

How to apply: Submit applications to your local arts council. Generally, projects receive between $500 and $2,500. Applicants are encouraged to submit a reasonable and realistic budget in order to complete the proposed project. The local arts council adjudicating committee decides which projects to support based on the strength and quality of the application.

Total program funding: $120,000. Each community arts council receives approximately $5,000. Arts councils that receive eight or more  applications may recommend additional projects for Overflow funding to a maximum of $10,000 per arts council.

The Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) arts, culture and heritage funding cycle, administered and managed by the CKCA and locally by the Slocan Valley Community Arts Council is annual. Information and forms for the 2019-2020 funding cycle are now available on the CKCA website.