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Posted: January 20, 2023

Apply now for arts and culture grants

People and organizations in the Columbia Basin that would like to pursue arts and culture projects are invited to apply for grants from the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA). The application period is now open, with deadlines on March 3 or 10, depending on the program.

CKCA grants—funded by Columbia Basin Trust and overseen by the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council—are available for all art disciplines, for both individuals and arts and culture organizations in the Basin.

To learn more, visit Before applying, applicants are encouraged to view the video on this site and register for a grant-writing workshop. Also note that applications for ALL programs are now submitted online.

“Year after year, I have been impressed by the variety of projects for which applicants seek funding. I encourage artists to apply to CKCA to advance their careers and create new works,” said Stephanie Fischer, Chair, CKCA.

“I encourage Columbia Basin non-profit organizations, small and large, to apply. They are the anchor and the driver for exhibiting artworks, showcasing live performers on stage, celebrating diversity and Indigenous culture and employing artists to engage people of all ages and abilities. Together they add to the livability, economy and health of communities in the Basin.”

“The Trust is pleased to partner with CKCA to support, grow and strengthen arts and culture in Basin communities. Increasing access to arts and culture experiences in the Basin adds to the vibrancy and well-being of the region,” stated Justine Cohen, Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust.

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

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