CKCA and the Trust announce 2017/18 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.

“This year will be the nineteenth time the Columbia Basin Trust has given the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance the annual responsibility for finding and funding 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. The response we get from Basin residents and organizations regularly highlights for us the importance of this program to recipients.”

For 2017/18, CKCA is receiving $751,000 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.

“Basin residents are very proud of the communities they have chosen to call home, and access to artistic and cultural performances and exhibits, museums and archives help strengthen their pride of place. The Trust continues to support the arts, culture and heritage sector through a suite of programs delivered by our partner CKCA,” said Lynda Lafleur, Columbia Basin Trust. Manager of Community Relationships North.

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 3 or March 17, 2017, 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.

Photo: CKCA Funded Project – Rita Deane & Noemi Kiss – Awake Sweet Love Concert Tour – credit Rod Wilson