Free Arts, Culture and Heritage Grant Writing Workshops

Applications Now Accepted

TMTVNEWS.COM, Columbia Basin – Want to learn more about how to apply for arts, culture and heritage grants delivered by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance? Attend a free workshop with Krista Patterson or Natasha Smith, who will share with you how to apply and what to expect from the application process.


Individuals working in all artistic disciplines as well as arts, culture and heritage organizations residing in the Columbia Basin are invited to attend the workshops.

The Columbia Basin Trust’s Arts, Culture and Heritage grants are managed and administered by CKCA.

The Trust proudly supports initiatives and projects that highlight Basin culture and heritage, and for 2016/17, the Arts, Culture and Heritage program allocation is $706,000.00.


Workshops are FREE. Pre-registration is required. Locations, dates and times are as follows:

Kaslo – Friday, Feb. 12, 1 – 3 p.m. hosted by the N. Kootenay Lake Arts & Heritage Council

Location: Kaslo Seniors Hall, 4th St. (between Ave. A and Front St.) Kaslo

Crescent Valley – Saturday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m. – 12 noon hosted by the Slocan Valley Comm. Arts Council

Location: Crescent Valley Hall, 1385 Hwy. 6, Crescent Valley

Salmo – Friday, Feb. 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. hosted by the Salmo District Arts Council

Location: Salmo Youth & Community Centre, 206 7th St. Salmo

Fernie – Tuesday, Feb. 9, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. hosted by the Fernie & District Arts Council

Location: The Arts Station, 601 1st Ave., Fernie

Kimberley – Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2 – 4 p.m. hosted by the Kimberley Arts Council

Location: Centre 64, 64 Deer Park Ave., Kimberley

Creston – Friday, Feb. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 noon hosted by the Creston Comm. Arts Council

Location: Creston Rec. Centre (Rotacrest Hall), 312 – 19 Ave. N, Creston

Online Workshops – Fri. Feb. 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. & Tues. Feb. 23, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

TO REGISTER: Email or call 1-250-505-5505; toll free 1-877-505-7355.

More information, funding policies and program application forms are available online at, or from local community arts councils.

Working with community arts councils, individual artists, performers, heritage workers and cultural organizations, the goal of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance is to build long-term sustainability for artists and to strengthen and support arts, cultural and heritage organizations.