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(Columbia Basin) – Over 150 arts and culture projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—
have received a total of $750,000 in funding support for the 2020-21 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust.
“Every year, I’m impressed by the scope of the projects for which applicants are seeking funding;
there are artists taking their first steps towards becoming professionals, to individuals seeking support
for major projects, and everything in between. The CKCA Steering Committee members are excited to see the projects that receive funding 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 and contributing to livable communities across the region,” said Laura White, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Chair.
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.
“Supporting artistic and cultural efforts around the Basin brings vibrancy to our communities, whether it is through paint, music, theatre or craft,” said Michelle d’Entremont, Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust. “It is incredible to see a wide range of projects again this year as Basin artists
continue to bring joy and beauty to our communities.”
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.
For 25 years, Columbia Basin Trust has been supporting 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: LUNA Art Fest – Peek-a-booth-with-Viewer – Buchanan 2019.
For further information contact:
Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance