Arts & Culture Grants Now Available Through Columbia Basin Trust

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 partners with CKCA for the delivery of arts and culture programming, as well as representing the interests of the arts and culture community in the region.

“The pandemic continues to be a challenge for artists as well as arts and culture organizations; however, we are hoping that the arts sector will fully regain its strength. This year's funding cycle will again support the creation and dissemination of art in the Basin,” said Stephanie Fischer, CKCA Chair. “We appreciate the Trust’s investment in arts and culture through the CKCA. As we’ve seen over the past 20+ years, the direct positive impact on emerging artists and arts and culture organizations is huge, while also enriching communities and the lives of Basin residents.”

For 2022-23, CKCA is receiving $750,000from 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 art 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 2022.

“The Trust is pleased to partner with CKCA, which offers valuable support and expertise in the arts and culture sector and develops and celebrates artists and art organizations who contribute to the vibrancy and well-being of the region,” said Michelle d’Entremont, Manager, Delivery of Benefits. “Together we are supporting, growing and strengthening arts and culture in Basin communities, and increasing access to the unique culture of Basin life.”

Visit, for more information about programs and application procedures. Please note, applications will now be submitted online for most programs. Call CKCA at250.505.5505 or 1.877.505.7355 for any additional questions.

CKCA applications must be received by March 4orMarch 11, 2022, depending on the program.

Columbia Basin Trust supports efforts to deliver social, economic, and environmental benefits to the residents of the Columbia Basin. To learn more about Trust programs and initiatives, visit or call 1.800.505.8998.