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CKCA Arts & Culture Funding 2020 MEDIA


CKCA and the Trust announce 2020-21 programs
Columbia Basin – Artists in all disciplines—as well as arts and culture organizations—are invited to apply
for funding through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), which delivers the Arts and Culture
Program on behalf of Columbia Basin Trust.
The Trust has a longstanding partnership with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as
well as sharing the perspectives of the arts and culture community in the region.
“In partnering with the Columbia Basin Trust, we’ve seen firsthand the positive impact funding has in
supporting arts and culture.” said Laura White, CKCA Chair. “In particular, we have seen the evolution of
many emerging artists in this region who have thrived. The Trust’s continued investment in arts and culture
through the CKCA has had, and will continue to have, a significant impact for artists and organizations in the
For 2020-21, CKCA is receiving $750,000 from the Trust to directly support arts and culture projects.
Funding is available for individuals and groups through the following programs: funding through community
arts councils; minor capital arts projects; touring; arts and cultural mentoring / master classes; major project
arts; artists in education; and an arts presenting and creation program for organizations. Applications are
adjudicated once a year by local arts councils and the CKCA Steering Committee. Funding also supports the
development of a regional arts and cultural publication and the popular Columbia Basin Culture Tour, which
will occur in August 2020.
“We are pleased to continue supporting artists and strengthening the arts and culture sector in partnership
with CKCA,” said Michelle d’Entremont, Manager, Delivery of Benefits. “Together we are supporting and
growing arts and culture in local communities and contributing to the unique culture of Basin life that so many
of us enjoy.”
Visit www.basinculture.com, for more information about programs and application procedures.
Please note, applications will now be submitted online for most programs. Call CKCA at 250.505.5505 or 1.877.505.7355
for any additional questions.
CKCA applications must be received by March 6 or March 13, 2020, depending on the program.
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, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental
benefits to the Basin, visit ourtrust.org or call 1.800.505.8998.
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For further information contact:
Lily Andersen Jessica Tiefenbach
Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Columbia Basin Trust
250.505.5505 1.800.505.8998
1.877.505.7355 jtiefenbach@ourtrust.org