(Columbia Basin) – Over 150 arts and culture projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—
have received a total of $750,000 in funding support for the 2019-20 season through the Columbia
Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

“Every year, I’m impressed by the scope of the projects for which applicants are seeking funding;
there are artists taking their first steps towards becoming professionals, to individuals seeking support
for major projects, and everything in between. The CKCA Steering Committee members are excited to
see the projects that receive funding successfully bring their efforts to fruition. We are also very
pleased to continue our relationship with Columbia Basin Trust, by fostering excellence in arts and
culture and contributing to livable communities across the region,” said Laura White, Columbia
Kootenay Cultural Alliance Chair.

Funding applications were adjudicated in May by the CKCA Steering Committee, with input from
community arts councils. Support will go toward a wide range of projects, including individual and
group projects, master classes, touring and major exhibition projects.

“In the Columbia Basin, artists use many different mediums in their artistic endeavours,” said Michelle
d’Entremont, Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust. “The Arts and Culture Program
puts more wind in the sails of artistic and cultural efforts, supporting artists and organizations while
adding vibrancy to Basin communities.”

CKCA funding helps individuals and organizations realize arts and cultural projects across all arts
disciplines, including visual art, theatre, music, dance, media, literature and inter-arts. For a list of
funded projects, visit the CKCA website at www.basinculture.com or call 1-877-505-7355.

Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the
residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, visit
www.ourtrust.org or call 1-800-505-8998.