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CKCA Announces 2019-20 Funded Projects

(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 2019-20 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.
“In the Columbia Basin, artists use many different mediums in their artistic endeavours,” said Michelle
d’Entremont, Manager, Delivery of Benefits, Columbia Basin Trust. “The Arts and Culture Program
puts more wind in the sails of artistic and cultural efforts, supporting artists and organizations while
adding vibrancy to Basin 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.
Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the
residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, visit or call 1-800-505-8998.
Photo cutline: Marilyn Hatfield – Rhythms Dance Showcase from 2019 summer event.
For further information contact:
Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance

Arts and Culture
2019-2020 Grant Recipients
PROGRAM 1 – Funding Support to Communities through Community Arts Councils
Arrow Lakes
Puppetry Intensive Training, Nicole Weimer $2,275
Creative Writing Workshops, Corinne Tessier (Scribbletastics) $2,000
Castlegar and Area
Kootenay Fest. Sand Sculpture, Castlegar Sculpturewalk Soc. $2,500
Prekarious Players: Community Theatre Dev., Kari Burk $500
Building the Dream – Body of Work, Celeste Rode $1,750
Columbia Valley
Steamboat Mtn. Fest. Porch Parties, Steam. Mtn. Music Soc. $1,000
Art with Friends, Friends of Kootenay National Park $1,500
Kooltural Market, Cranbrook Farmer’s Market Society $1,720
E. Kootenay Quilt Conf, Jennifer Rea, Cranbrook Quilters’ Guild $1,500
Stem to Steam, The Friends of the Cranbrook Public Library $1,780
Creston and Area
Cyril’s Story – Manuscript, Tammy Bradford $850
Produce CD, Devon Moore $600
Two True Musical Tales of Choice, Eleanor Reynolds $2,800
Fernie and Area
Fernie ArtExpo & WonderWalk, Samantha Sedlowsky $1,000
Weekend Workshops with David Langevin, Melanie MacVoy $500
Mozart & More, Carolyn Cameron (La Cafamore) $500
Artist Impact Round Table & Seminar, SQx Dance Co. $1,250
MasqueParade-Golden Arts Council /Kickinghorse Culture $2,470
Songwriting Workshop, Kimberley Arts Council / Centre 64 Soc. $360
Classical Music Concert: Kimberley Arts Council / Centre 64 Soc. $800
Carly’s Angels Drag Show, Kimberley Arts Council / Ctr. 64 Soc. $520
Weaving Workshop, Marie Wright: Kimberley Guild of Fibre Art $1,400
Butterfly II, Trina Rasmuson $1,670
N Kootenay Lake
Transcribing and Arranging Workshop, Kaslo GuitarFest Society $800
Kaslo: Then and Now Part II, Miriam Elissa Halliday $1,185
“Smoked” – Photo Documentation, Sarah Lawless $700
Building Kaslo Piece By Piece, Yvonne Alexandra Halliday $1,200
Songs for Seniors, Nancy Liknes $2,500
Reading Series: Words from Here & Away, Oxygen Art Centre $2,300
David Restivo Quartet, Selkirk Concert Society $2,000
Murals, Mentors & Me, ANKORS West $3,600
Poetry Anthology, Carol Moore $1,000
Chamber Concerto Camp, Jeff Faragher (Mtn. Chamber Music) $1,000
Global Rhythms Showcase, Marilyn Hatfield $1,000
Summer Youth Theatre, Nelson History Theatre Society $3,000
Marty’s Place: Creative Non-fiction Book, Mary Cunningham $2,120
It Will Come To You: A Novel, Avi Silberstein $2,500
Art Exhibition, Robert Jackson $2,500
Cave Palace EP, David Rees $2,500
The Frog Prince, Anna Fin $2,500
Soul Quench: Solo Exhibition at RVAC, Hayley Jean Stewart $2,500
Threadscapes, Jacqueline Anne Pendergast $1,500
Celebrating Creative Comm., Ross. Council for Arts & Culture $1,000
Culture Days, Rossland Hist. Museum & Archives Assoc. $1,000
Rossland Mtn. Film Festival, Rossland Mtn. Film Fest. Soc. $1,000
Water Light Sculpture, Antoine Marcheterre $1,000
Portrait of an Artist, Carmen Adams $2,500
Artist Impact Round Table & Seminar, SQx Dance Co. $1,250
Art Workshops, Salmo Public Library Association $760
Heartstrings – Things That Make Your Heart Sing, Robyn Gold $800
Life Cycles, Tia Kirsten Reyden $3,190
Slocan Lake
Convergence Writers Weekend, Anne Champagne (C.W.W C.) $500
Stone Carving Workshops, Ragnhild Jurgensen (Roni) $1,600
Making Valhalla Comm. Choir More Inclusive (V. Choral Soc.) $900
Summer Breeze Music and Art Party, Marilyn Hatfield $1,500
Artist Impact Round Table & Seminar, SQx Dance Co. $1,250
Slocan Valley
Reflections of a Dream Thief, Judy Lamb-Richardson $700
TreeVor’s Film Club for Kids, Trevor Mason $1,000
Ceramics – Unexpected, Robin Dupont $2,000
Cradle – 5 song album, Sally Titasey $2,500
Summer Breeze Music and Art Party, Marilyn Hatfield $2,500
Art Embracing Awareness, Art Book, Frantisek Strouhal $2,120
Crescent Valley Beach Place Cell, Natasha Elaine Smith $1,000
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, Soc. for Arts-Elk Valley $2,000
Post Office Mural, Lynda Lindley (Canada Post Sparwood) $2,500
Fibre as Medium, Sheryl Caldwell $890
Mozart and More, C. Cameron La Cafamore String Quartet $500
Accessible Art Workshops for Seniors, VISAC Gallery $725
Tribal Style Workshop, Lisa Keech (Mystic Dreams) $1,000
Artist Impact Round Table & Seminar, SQx Dance Co. $1,250
Artist Impact Round Table & Seminar, SQx Dance Co. $1,250
Every year the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) delivers funding on behalf of the
Columbia Basin Trust to the cultural community. For more information about arts and cultural
funding from the Trust through CKCA, please contact CKCA at 1-877-505-7355 or
1-250-505-5505 or e-mail: or visit For more
information about the work the Trust is doing around the Basin contact: 1-800-505-8998 or
Minor Capital Arts
Purchase of Comp/Software, East Shore Circle of Friends Soc. $1,200
Revitalization, Nelson and District Arts Council $10,000
Piano Dolly, Kaslo Concert Society $1,176
Lighting & Fixtures, Koot. Gallery of Art, Hist. and Science Soc. $2,280
Langham Upgrades & Equipment, Langham Cultural Society $5,690
New Wheel for Pottery Studio, VISAC Gallery – Trail $1,250
Joining the Electronic Age, Rossland Light Opera Players $5,330
Take a Seat, Kimberley Arts Council / Centre 64 Society $10,000
Musical Equip. Purchase, Golden and District Pipe Band Soc. $5,409
Signage and Shade Structure, Trail and District Arts Council $1,385
Capital Improvement Project, Oxygen Art Centre. $8,800
Theatre Floor Upgrade, Fernie and District Arts Council $10,000
CV Arts Drum Storage Boxes, Columbia Valley Arts Council $2,250
Beaverhead Sundance, Beaverhead Cultural Society $10,000
Floating Stage Truss & Canopy, Kaslo Jazz Etc. Society $10,000
Art Hanging System, Rossland Council for Arts and Culture $1,720
Sound and Security Upgrade, Nelson Civic Theatre Soc. $9,510
Event Equipment, Kimberley Arts Council / Centre 64 Soc. $1,308
Tilted Brick Gallery Equipment, Empire of Dirt Res. Assoc. $3,950
Community Engagement & Int. Tech, Nelson & Dist. Museum $10,000
On the Other Hand…, Eleanor Reynolds $5,000
Puppet Tour in the Basin, Nicole Weimer $3,750
The Happy Ending Tour, Tenise Trueman $5,000
What Forever Feels Like, Ellen Burt $2,150
Piano Quartets, Carolyn Cameron (La Cafamore) $5,000
Wide Open Author Tour, Dauna Ditson $4,000
Copper Etching Workshop, Martha Ryan $2,540
Wild Heart Album Release, Holly Hyatt $5,000
CD Release Music Tour, William Lynch $5,000
The Mechanics of Dreaming, Trisha Nichol $5,000
Say It – CD Release Tour, Judy Brown $5,000
Moontricks Winter Tour, Sean Rodman $4,000
Diemm Trio Tour, Dawna McLennan $4,640
Arts & Culture Mentoring / Master Classes
Watercolour/Pastel Workshop, Ellen Chase (We Paint) $1,500
Mentor/Master Classes, Alison Graeme, WK Fed. of Cdn. Artists$2,500
Developing Successful Exhibition Proposals, Kootenay Gallery $1,050
Cultural and Artistic Mentoring Master Class, Oxygen Art Ctr. $4,700
Web Series: From Concept to Pitch, Nelson Civic Theatre Soc. $5,000
Life Drawing: Samonte Cruz, Bent on Art, Queer/Trans Art Fest. $5,000
Kaslo GuitarFest Mentoring, Kaslo GuitarFest Society $4,000
Exhibits 101, Fernie Museum $4,000
Masterclasses, Starbelly Jam Music Festival Society $5,000