Columbia Basin – Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts and culture organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.

The Trust has a longstanding partnership with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as well as sharing the perspectives of the arts and culture community in the region.

“In partnering with the Columbia Basin Trust, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact funding has in supporting arts and culture.” said Laura White, CKCA Chair. “In particular, we have seen the evolution of many emerging artists in this region who have thrived. The Trust’s continued investment in arts and culture through the CKCA has had, and will continue to have, a significant impact for artists and organizations in the Basin.”

For 2020-21, CKCA is receiving $750,000 from the Trust to directly support arts and culture projects. Funding is available for individuals and groups through the following programs: funding through community arts councils; minor capital arts projects; touring; arts and cultural mentoring / master classes; major project arts; artists in education; and an arts presenting and creation program for organizations. Applications are adjudicated once a year by local arts councils and the CKCA Steering Committee. Funding also supports the development of a regional arts and cultural publication and the popular Columbia Basin Culture Tour, which will occur in August 2020.

“We are pleased to continue supporting artists and strengthening the arts and culture sector in partnership with CKCA,” said Michelle d’Entremont, Manager, Delivery of Benefits. “Together we are supporting and growing arts and culture in local communities and contributing to the unique culture of Basin life that so many of us enjoy.”

Visit, for more information about programs and application procedures. Please note, applications will now be submitted online for most programs. Call CKCA at 250.505.5505 or 1.877.505.7355 for any additional questions.

CKCA applications must be received by March 6 or March 13, 2020, depending on the program.

Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit or call 1.800.505.8998.

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For further information contact:

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Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance                                       Columbia Basin Trust  250.505.5505                                                                           1.800.505.8998


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