Funding Programs

How to apply for Trust Arts & Culture Grant Programs

Managed by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

The Columbia Basin Trust arts and culture funding cycle, administered and managed by the CKCA, is annual. Information and application forms for the 2023-24 funding cycle is expected to be available mid-January of 2023.

Information on this page is from the funding cycle of 2022-23 (now closed, with the exception of ArtStarts: Artists in the Classroom). This information is provided to give you a general sense of the funding programs, but all programs, policies and application forms are subject to change prior to the January launch.

The Columbia Basin Trust arts and culture funding cycle, administered and managed by the CKCA, is annual. For 2022-23, CKCA managed grant programs continue to be focused on arts & culture support. Heritage organizations that were previously supported through CKCA programming can learn about Trust heritage support at ourtrust.org/heritage.

COVID-19 continues to impact our province. CKCA appreciates that changing regulations and uncertainty with timelines may have significant impacts on arts and cultural projects, especially those that require travel, people working together, or have public engagement as a component of their grant activities.
Government Compliance: CKCA funding cannot be used for any activities that contravene government orders, notices or guidance.

If you have a grant from a previous year, CKCA will be flexible with project completion and reporting timelines and recognize that some project activities may have to change. We are committed to working with funding recipients to find solutions in response to this crisis. This will take additional time. Your patience is appreciated.

Applicants to the 2022-23 funding programs should plan projects that are compliant and/or able to adapt to changing COVID-19 protocols. This can include innovative approaches to gatherings and presentations, including digital adaptations.

Step 1

Read the current CKCA 2022-23 Arts & Culture Funding Programs Brochure to decide which program best fits your project idea. To be eligible for CKCA funding, the primary emphasis of project proposals must be arts & culture. Projects cannot occur until June 1, 2022. Not all project ideas will necessarily be eligible for funding.

Step 2

Read the 2022-23 Primary Funding Policies and Guidelines. This document outlines general policies and guidelines applicable to all CKCA funding programs.

Step 3

Review the policies and guidelines / application for the program you are interested in (scroll down the page for links). Applications are now in an online application format for all programs except Arts Funding to Communities, which are available in Adobe PDF format below. Click here for the CKCA Online Application Guide.

Step 4

If you have any questions, please look at the FAQ page. If your question is not answered there, please contact the CKCA office for assistance.

Step 5

Complete the application form for the program you wish to apply for. CKCA application forms must be submitted online except for Arts Funding to Communities, which must be submitted as a paper form as outlined on the application. Artists in the Classroom applications are submitted directly to ArtStarts in Schools. All applications (hard copy and online) must be submitted before the application deadline for that program. Late or incomplete applications will not be funded. Applications will only be accepted as outlined under “Deadlines”; fax or e-mail applications will not be accepted.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINES

Applications will only be accepted before the applicable funding deadline by the methods outlined below.

APPLICATION DEADLINE for Arts Funding for Communities: 5:00 pm local time on Friday, March 4, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE for all other CKCA grant programs: 5:00 pm Pacific Time on Friday, March 11, 2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE for Artists in the Classroom: May & October 2022. Applications are submitted directly to ArtStarts in Schools.

 

ONLINE APPLICATION GUIDE

IMPORTANT! Read the Online Application Guide before starting an online application. DO NOT use your browser (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge etc.) to edit fillable PDF forms. Save and open in Adobe Acrobat ONLY or your edits may not appear / be readable in our system. More details are in the guide – please read it before starting your application.

 

APPLICATION FORMS

Application forms for the 2023-24 CKCA funding programs will be posted when the funding program is launched. This is expected to be mid-January 2023.

*BEFORE starting your application read the Primary Funding Policies and Guidelines applicable to all CKCA managed funding programs.

Artists in the Classroom

Visit https://artstarts.com/aic or contact ArtStarts in Schools at aic@artstarts.com or 1-855-292-7826.

 

TO ACCESS YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION ACCOUNT

To edit your “in progress / draft” applications started for this year, or to view requests already “submitted” through the online application portal:

  1. Log into your account at https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2360/?SA=AM
  2. Sign in and select (in the drop down box on the R, above the teal bar – see screen shot):
    • “In progress applications” to edit draft applications which have not been submitted
    • “Submitted applications” to view previously submitted applications

TO SUBMIT REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR FUNDED PROJECTS

If you applied online:

  1. Locate your required documents – these were e-mailed to you along with your acceptance letter. Example: Funding Contribution Agreement, Installment Request Form, or Final Report Form
  2. Complete the document (print, fill in, scan or fill in electronically and save)
  3. Log into your account at https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_2360/?SA=AM
  4. Sign in and select “requirements” in the upper L header
  5. Click on the correct application requirement link, fill in the information, upload any relevant document(s) for that requirement (Funding Contribution Agreement, Installment Request Form, or final financial statement, photos, etc.) then click submit
  6. If the correct application requirement link is not showing up, e-mail admin@wkartscouncil.com with the file number, type of requirement and a request that the link be re-posted
  7. For more details and tips, read the Online Application Guide

ONLY if you applied in hard copy through the Arts Funding to Communities:

  1. Locate your required documents – these were e-mailed to you along with your acceptance letter. Example: Funding Contribution Agreement, Installment Request Form, or Final Report Form
  2. Complete the document (print, fill in, scan, or fill in electronically and save)
  3. Mail the document to the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, or e-mail the document as an attachment to: admin@wkartscouncil.com; ensure you put your file number and the type of document in the “subject” line.