Frog Peak Sunday Market  Music

Photo Credit : Frog Peak Sunday Market Music

CKCA is a committee of the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council (WKRAC), which is a non-profit arts service organization. CKCA delivers the arts, culture and heritage funding program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). This program includes a number of funding streams, including funding to individuals or groups through community arts councils and funding for minor capital projects, major capital for heritage projects, touring, mentoring, exhibits and major arts and heritage projects. The CKCA also manages an annual events: Columbia Basin Culture Tour (which has a separate website).

Based in Nelson, BC, the CKCA has a staff of two and a Steering Committee of 14 volunteers from around the Columbia Basin, elected for two year terms. Most of our applicants do not live in Nelson, so we rely heavily on our website to distribute information and application forms for the funding programs. The site also provides information and resources for and about Basin artists, art and heritage