The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) administers and manages the arts, culture and heritage granting programs on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust.
Here you will find information on the annual arts, culture & heritage funding programs, contacts for local arts councils in the Columbia Basin, lists of arts, culture and heritage projects that have been funded by the Trust through the CKCA, events which have been supported by CKCA funding in the Basin, and an on-line art gallery showcasing the work of Basin artists.
The rich and varied culture of the Columbia Basin fosters and contributes to the economic aspirations, educational opportunities and general well-being of the Basin’s residents. A key component of this quality of life through community development is the active involvement of the Basin’s artistic and cultural community.
The arts provide a creative process for inspiring the people of the Basin to understand and express their connections with the history, ecology, resources and cultures of their home so as to take care of it wisely for the future – this is central to the CKCA’s vision for the future. To learn more about the structure and directions of the CKCA, visit the “about” page.