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Art and heritage programs get boost
Over 170 arts, culture and heritage projects—including the Columbia Basin Culture Tour—have received a total of $706,000.00 in funding support for the 2013 –2014 season through the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance (CKCA), in partnership with Columbia Basin Trust (CBT).
“The CKCA Steering Committee was pleased to be able to supply CBT funding to good projects all across the Basin. We hope cultural organizations will start thinking about activities that will be happening between June 2014 and May 2015 and planning their applications now for the next funding cycle.” said Jacquie Hamilton, Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance Chair.
CKCA administers and manages arts, culture and heritage program funding on behalf of CBT. 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, major exhibitions and heritage capital projects.
“Arts, culture and heritage are fundamental to who we are as Basin residents and integral to community well being in the Columbia Basin,” said Neil Muth, CBT President and CEO. “We fully support CKCA in its efforts to build long-term sustainability for artists and to strengthen and support arts, culture and heritage organizations.”
CKCA funding helps individuals and organizations realize heritage projects and projects in 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 www.basinculture.com or call 1-877-505-7355.