Support, funding and useful information for local artists and cultural organizations

Are you a local artist or cultural organization?

Looking for some support to launch your next project?

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) has just announced this year's round of funding programs for artists and cultural organizations in all disciplines!

Some changes have been made this year, and nine different programs are open for application for this year's funding cycle.

Deadlines are March 2 or March 16, 2018, depending on the program.

- For a full overview click here

- For program details click here

- For the application guide click here

- For frequently asked questions and where to get help click here

Additions and changes to the program.

New program - Arts Evolution, for arts and cultural organizations which present or create work; have curatorial projects, and/or want to undertake new arts and cultural projects or collaborative works.

Changes in the current year funding:

 In addition, the stipulation that projects be “new” in their entirety has been removed: Funding is designed to support projects. Funding is not available for regular operating costs or existing deficits. *NEW* The CKCA may consider funding the same type of project again in subsequent years, but this does not guarantee funding for the subsequent year. Applicants must apply again the subsequent year and compete for funding through the regular adjudication process.

Another significant change is as follows:

For 2018-19, the focus of CKCA managed grant programs has shifted to arts & culture support. Heritage organizations that were previously supported through CKCA programming can now access new programs at the Trust. Built Heritage Grants and Heritage, Museum and Archive Grants support the preservation of built heritage assets and the varied work of heritage organizations. There is also a dedicated heritage planner from Heritage BC available to work with heritage organizations in the Basin. You can learn more about these programs at ourtrust.org/heritage. CKCA staff cannot assist with inquiries about the Trust heritage programs.

The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) delivers the Arts and Culture Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust. For 2018-19, CKCA is receiving $750,000 from the Trust to directly support arts and culture projects.

“Over the past 20 years, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact funding has on supporting arts and culture, in particular the many emerging artists in this region who have thrived,” said Laura White, CKCA Chair. “The Trust’s expanded investment in arts and culture through the CKCA will have a significant impact for artists and organizations in the Basin.”

Any questions, Phone CKCA at: 250-505-5505 or Toll Free 1-877-505-7355

Free Arts and Culture Grant Writing Workshops

Want to learn more about how to apply for arts and culture grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson, who will share how to apply and what to expect from the application process.

Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts and cultural organizations residing in the Columbia Basin are invited to attend the workshops.

- Fernie – Friday Feb. 23. 5 - 7 p.m.  
- Creston – Saturday Feb. 24, 2 - 4 p.m. 

Online Workshops
- Thurs. Feb. 22, 2 - 4 p.m. PT
- Mon. Feb 26, 6 - 8 p.m. PT

Workshops are FREE. Pre-registration is required. 
TO REGISTER:  Email wkracassistant@telus.net or call 1-250-505-5505; toll free 1-877-505-7355.

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