The Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA) is inviting individuals of all artistic disciplines—as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations—to apply for funding provided by Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) under its arts, culture and heritage granting program, which was recently awarded $555,000 for the 2011/12 fiscal year.
“CKCA administers and manages arts, culture and heritage program funding on behalf of CBT,” explained Jacquie Hamilton, CKCA Chair.
“This program supports projects in all arts disciplines and gives artists a chance to broaden their abilities, while also ensuring residents in the Basin have opportunities to be exposed to great local talent.”
The arts, culture and heritage program streams include: project funding for individuals and groups through community arts councils; minor capital project funding; funding support to touring; arts and heritage mentoring/master classes; organizational development; major project funding; artists in education; major exhibition funding; major heritage capital funding; and funding for new heritage projects. Funding applications are adjudicated once a year by local arts councils and the CKCA Steering Committee.
“CBT strives to create long-term sustainability in the Basin, including in the arts, culture and heritage sectors,” said Lynda Lafleur, CBT Community Liaison.
“Through CKCA, CBT is able to support and strengthen both individuals and organizations, and increase awareness of these sectors within the Basin and beyond.”
More information, funding policies and funding application forms are available online at www.basinculture.com, from local community arts councils, or by phoning the CKCA at 1-250-505-5505 or toll free at 1-877-505-7355.
Funding applications must be received by March 11 or March 25, 2011, depending on the program.
Columbia Basin Trust delivers economic, social, and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin.
For more information about Columbia Basin Trust, visit www.cbt.org or call 1-800-505-8998.