REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS – Policy and Operational Manual: Research, Development and Implementation

Nelson – The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council (WKRAC) is seeking a qualified contractor with Human Resources training / experience to work with us to develop a comprehensive Policy and Operational Manual.

The West Kootenay Regional Arts Council (WKRAC) is a registered charity and non-profit organization, established in 1980. As an arts-service organization, WKRAC is dedicated to arts and cultural development in the region by supporting local arts councils and arts and culture organizations in their work. WKRAC produces several annual projects such as ARTiculate magazine, the Kootenay Festival and Events Brochure, Kootenay Arts E-Bulletin, and co-ordinates educational workshops and events. In addition, WKRAC manages the operations of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) committee, distributing arts and culture funding on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust through an annual contract, and management of the annual Columbia Basin Culture Tour.

Based in Nelson, BC, WKRAC has a staff of two (with a third member about to be added), a Board of 6 and a Steering Committee of 12 volunteers from around the Columbia Basin.

Project Goals

Read the complete RFP by visiting All enquiries related to this RFP, including any requests for information and clarification, should be directed, in writing, to: Krista Patterson, via e-mail to:

RFP closing date: April 23, 2018. Timeline: all duties and deliverables must be provided before June 30, 2018.