CKCA and the Trust announce 2016/17 programs

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

“It’s been 18 years – certainly a longstanding relationship between the CKCA and the Trust!” said Jacquie Hamilton, CKCA Chair. “We are looking forward to celebrating this milestone with a new intake of arts and heritage projects from across the Basin and providing opportunities for people involved in these areas to embark on new projects, improve their skills, share their talents and more.”

For 2016/17, CKCA is receiving $706,000 from the Trust. Funding is available for: individuals and groups through community arts councils; minor capital projects; touring; arts and heritage mentoring/master classes; organizational development; major projects; artists in education; major exhibitions; major heritage capital projects; and new heritage projects. Applications are adjudicated once a year by local arts councils and the CKCA Steering Committee.

NEW this year: Program 3, 10 and 12.applications will be submitted using an online application format through the CKCA website.

“When arts, culture and heritage flourish within a community, residents feel more connected and have a greater sense of pride,” said Lynda Lafleur, Manager, Community Relationships, North, Columbia Basin Trust. “We’re pleased to continue to strengthen this sector through our partnership with CKCA.”

Find out more and get application forms by visiting, contacting your local community arts council or phoning CKCA at 250-505-5505 or 1-877-505-7355.

Applications must be received by March 4 or March 18, 2016, depending on the program.

Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about Trust programs and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998.