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Arts funding through CKCA

Punjabi Folk Dancers at the Kootenay Festival Performance Program.  - Photo Colin Payne
Punjabi Folk Dancers at the Kootenay Festival Performance Program.
— image credit: Photo Colin Payne

Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations—are invited to apply for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts, Culture and Heritage Program of Columbia Basin Trust.

“This is the seventeenth year that CKCA has been able to provide financial support for arts and heritage projects across the Basin,” said Jacquie Hamilton, CKCA Chair. “What a difference Columbia Basin Trust continues to make!”

For 2014/15, CKCA is receiving $706,000 from the Trust. Funding is available for: individuals and groups through community arts councils; minor capital projects; touring; arts and heritage mentoring/master classes; organizational development; major projects; artists in education; major exhibitions; major heritage capital projects; and new heritage projects. Applications are adjudicated once a year by local arts councils and the CKCA Steering Committee.

“We look forward to another year of helping to foster creativity and preserve our Basin heritage,” said Lynda Lafleur, Trust community liaison. “The work these people and organizations do touches the entire region and makes a difference to our communities and quality of life.”

Find out more and get application forms by visiting, contacting your local community arts council or phoning CKCA at 250.505.5505 or 1.877.505.7355.

Applications must be received by March 7 or March 21, 2014, depending on the program.

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