Funding Programs

How to apply for Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding

The Columbia Basin Trust arts, culture and heritage funding cycle, administered and managed by the CKCA, is annual. Information and application forms for the 2018-19 funding cycle is expected to be available mid-January of 2018.

Information on this page is from the previous funding cycle of 2017-18 (now closed, with the exception of Program 7 – ArtStarts Creative Spark). This information is provided to give you a general sense of the funding programs, but all programs and policies are subject to change prior to the January launch.

To apply to Program 7: ArtStarts Creative Spark
Please contact ArtStarts in Schools at or Laura Aliaga at ArtStarts in Schools at or 604-336-0626 ext. 110

All funding programs delivered by the CKCA are funded by the Trust.

Step 1

Read the current CKCA 2017-18 Arts, Culture and Heritage Funding Programs Brochure  to decide which program best fits your project idea. To be eligible for funding, the primary emphasis of project proposals must be artistic, cultural or heritage. Projects cannot occur until June 1, 2017. Not all project ideas will necessarily be eligible for funding.

Step 2

Read the 2017-18 Primary Funding Policies and Guidelines. This document outlines general policies and guidelines applicable to all CKCA funding programs.

Step 3

Review the application form package for the program you are interested in. Applications are available in Adobe PDF format below (scroll down the page, then click on the title), except for Programs 3, 10, 12, which are in an online application format (NEW as of last year). Click here for the CKCA Online Application Guide.

Step 4

If you have any questions, please look at the FAQs. If your question is not answered there, please contact the CKCA office for assistance.

Step 5

Complete the application form for the program you wish to apply for. Application forms must be submitted in hard copy, except for Program 3, 10 and 12, which must be submitted online. All applications (hard copy and online) must be submitted before the application deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Fax or E-mail applications will not be accepted.



If you have general questions about applying for funding, please look at the FAQ page and/or contact the CKCA office.

TO ACCESS YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION ACCOUNT to view your submitted requests (if you applied online this year to Programs 3, 10 or 12):

  1. Log into your account at
  2. Sign in and select “submitted” in the drop down box


  1. Locate your required documents, for example: Installment Request Form or Final Report Form. These were e-mailed to you along with your acceptance letter.
  2. Log into your account at
  3. Sign in and select “submitted” in the drop down box (lower L)
  4. Click on the application name, then click “requirements” (upper R)

For more details and tips, read the Online Application Guide; Forms, Reporting and Requirements