Creative Spark Columbia Basin

***NEW DEADLINE: June 30, 2017***

We have a little bit of funding left to distribute. Act fast to secure a grant for an arts-based summer project with young people.

Small projects can have a big impact. Artists across all disciplines living and working in BC’s Columbia Basin region who have an interest in working with young people in an arts-based capacity are invited to apply for Creative Spark Columbia Basin grants.

Creative Spark Columbia Basin grants support professional artists to engage young people in schools and communities in arts-based projects. If you relate to any of the statements below, then this grant is designed for you:

  • I’m an artist looking to explore career opportunities

  • I’m an artist interested in working with young people and need support to start

  • I have a project idea but don’t have the funds to cover the required materials and supplies

  • I am interested in applying for an Artists in the Classroom (AIC) grant in the future and need to build some experience first

Apply now!

Applications for projects taking place through August 2017 are being accepted on a until June 30, 2017. Learn more and apply now at

Creative Spark Columbia Basin grants are funded by Columbia Basin Trust, through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and disbursed by ArtStarts in Schools.


Emily Beam
Grants Manager
ArtStarts in Schools
808 Richards Street
Vancouver*, BC V6B 3A7
*Traditional, ancestral and unceded Coast Salish territories
toll-free: 1.855.292.7826