West Kootenay Regional Arts Council

We have several deadlines coming up, so make sure to take a look at these opportunities:

1: Kootenay Festivals & Events Brochure: book your listing by March 10. READ MORE

2: CKCA Arts and Culture Grants: 
apply by March 3 or 10, depending on the program. READ MORE
Register now to take part in the Columbia Basin Culture Tour if you’re an artist or an organization or venue focused on arts, culture and heritage. By having people visit your location and appearing in the tour’s brochure and website, you’ll expand the reach of your cultural practice—and may make some sales! The early bird rate ends March 31.READ MOREPLANNING FOR THE FUTURE TO HELP ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE THRIVE
We have a new strategic plan! Our vision is to see the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council act as a catalyst to build capacity in the creative ecology so that arts, culture and heritage thrive throughout the region. READ MOREFOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA
To stay on top of the latest news about arts, culture and heritage in the Kootenays, follow us on Facebook and Instagram. You’ll get timely posts about the opportunities we offer, whether they involve CKCA grants, ARTiculate magazine, the Columbia Basin Culture Tour or workshops for arts professionals. READ MORENEW FUND AVAILABLE FOR FAIRS, FESTIVALS & EVENTS
The Province is providing $30 million to support B.C.-based events. Through the B.C. Fairs, Festivals and Events fund, the government is providing one-time grants in response to challenges the sector is facing. The deadline is March 3, so submit your application ASAP!READ MOREREAD MORE NEWS STORIES HEREFEATURE STORYFERNIE SPINNERS & WEAVERS GUILD COLLABORATES
The group show by the Fernie Spinners & Weavers Guild entitled “Second Skin: Saving the Planet One Garment at a Time” is all about sustainability and the positive environmental aspects of handmade and locally produced garments. “The specific message is a reaction to the fast fashion industry,” says curator Laura Nelson. “Slow fashion is having a revival.” READ MOREREAD MORE STORIES HERESELECT EVENTS IN THE REGIONDROP-IN WATERCOLOUR NIGHTSThe Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre’s beginner-friendly drop-in watercolour workshops focus on removing the fear from trying watercolour and don’t require any experience. (Revelstoke)READ MORELADIES WHO SING: AN ODE TO SONGThis intimate evening performance features three unique songwriters in the Nelson community: Carly Dow, Liz Arnason and Sarah Orton. (Nelson) READ MOREBEYOND THE LEGAL LIMIT COLUMBIA BASIN TOURPat Henman’s story of loss, grief and recovery captured in her memoir Beyond the Legal Limit: Surviving a Crash with a Drunk Driver has been adapted for the stage with original music and songs. (Kaslo, Golden, Taghum, Creston)READ MORESUMMER YOUTH PRODUCTION AUDITIONSIt’s time to come out and audition for the Summer Youth Production at the Capitol Theatre. This year they are excited to be presenting Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical! (Nelson)READ MORESUBMIT A LISTINGDo you have an arts, culture or heritage event you’d like to tell everyone in the Kootenays about? Submit your item now!READ MORESEE ALL EVENT LISTINGS HEREThank you to our funders:FacebookInstagramWebsiteForward to a FriendCopyright © 2023 West Kootenay