Category: Columbia Basin

  • Register for the Culture Tour!

    FRIDAY IS THE EARLY BIRD DEADLINE: REGISTER NOW!Since 2009, the Columbia Basin Culture Tour has enabled arts, culture and heritage supporters to explore and enjoy studios, galleries, museums and events; experience creative processes; and purchase great art. 

    If you’re an artist, or an organization or venue focused on arts, culture and heritage, anywhere in the Columbia Basin, we’d like to remind you to grab this opportunity and become one of the essential stops in summer 2023. (And thank you if you’ve already signed up!)

    The tour takes place: 
    •    July 29 and 30, 2023 
    •    10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

    Reserve your spot now:
    •    Early bird rate ($50): register by this Friday, March 31, 2023.
    •    Regular rate ($60): register by April 15, 2023.

    For more information, contact or 250-352-2421. REGISTER NOW

    Our mailing address is:
    West Kootenay Regional Arts CouncilPO Box 103Nelson, BC V1L 5P7Canada

  • Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

    (Columbia Basin) – Over 110 arts and culture projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—
    have received a total of $750,000 in funding support for the 2021-22 season through the Columbia
    Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.

    “Despite the challenges of Covid-19, Basin artists working in all genres continued to show incredible
    enthusiasm to continue their path as artists. For many years I have been incredibly impressed by the
    scope of the projects for which applicants are seeking funding. Some artists are taking their first steps
    towards becoming professionals and are seeking support to realize major projects for all to enjoy,”
    said Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Chair Stephanie Fischer. “The support for Basin non-profit
    organizations is also very important. They exist to exhibit art works, safeguard archives and employ
    artists to deliver community workshops. The CKCA Steering Committee members are excited to see
    the projects from diverse artists and organizations that receive funding and 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 we can contribute to livable communities across the region.”

    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.

    “The arts and culture of the Basin is part of what makes our region so special and unique,” said
    Michelle d’Entremont, Delivery of Benefits Manager, Columbia Basin Trust. “These projects support
    both business renewal and community well-being in our region. We look forward to enjoying these
    projects alongside the rest of the communities in the Basin.”

    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 or call 1-877-505-7355.
    Columbia Basin Trust supports the ideas and efforts of the people in the Columbia Basin. To learn
    more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, visit or call 1-800-505-8998.

    Photo cutline: Islands of Peace Exhibition – Kimberly Olson – 2021
    For further information contact:
    Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance
    1-877-505-7355 or 250-505-5505